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Tippi Hedren says Alfred Hitchcock made sexual advances, ruined her career

Sara Hall

Hedren said Hitchcock made it impossible for her to get other roles

Tippi Hedren has recently revealed in an interview that Alfred Hitchcock ruined her career after she refused sexual advances from him. Tippi Hedren starred in Hitchcock’s films The Birds and Marnie.  Her time with the famous director will be displayed in the new HBO movie The Girl.

The new movie will show Tippi Hedren, now 82, during her time with Hitchcock –in which she said he was obsessed with her and then became vindictive when she did not return his affection. Tippi Hedren said in a meeting with the Television Critics Association she fought to get out of her contract with Hitchcock – and lost roles as a result.

“We are dealing with a brain here that was an unusual genius – and evil and deviant, almost to the point of dangerous – because of the effect that he could have on people that were totally unsuspecting,” she said.

One scene of the upcoming movie shows Hitchcock trying to force Tippi Hedren into kissing him in the backseat of a car during The Birds filming. The Birds came out in 1963.

Tippi Hedren went on to call Hitchcock an extremely sad character in her interview. She said he demanded she become sexually available exclusively for him. In a clip for the movie, it appeared Tippi Hedren suffered numerous cuts, especially to her face.

Tippi Hedren said she could never escape Hitchcock because of her contract, and once she escaped it, he made sure she could not find work anywhere else. Tippi Hedren was then refused by other directors as per Hitchcock’s request.

Sienna Miller will play Tippi Hedren in The Girl, which debuts on October 20. Toby Jones will play the Hitchcock role.

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