Dakota Johnson’s mother Melanie Griffith was in for a scare of a lifetime when she was gifted a really macabre current from iconic director Alfred Hitchcock.
Griffith’s mother, Tippi Hedren, famously starred in his Sixties movies “Marnie” and “The Birds.”
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” alum, 32, famous in a latest Vainness Honest profile that Hitchcock gave Griffith, 64, a mini Hedren caught in a small coffin as a toy for Christmas.
“What occurred with my grandmother was horrific as a result of Hitchcock was a tyrant,” Johnson mentioned. “He was gifted and prolific — and essential by way of artwork — however energy can poison individuals.”
She famous that the traumatizing present was “alarming and darkish and actually, actually unhappy for that little lady” and “actually scary.”
“He was gifted and prolific — and essential by way of artwork — however energy can poison individuals,” Johnson mentioned of Hitchcock.INA by way of Getty Photographs
The “21 Leap Avenue” actress then seemed again on the 2012 HBO drama, “The Woman,” which fictionalized the contentious relationship between the “Psycho” filmmaker and Hedren, 92, throughout filming “The Birds.”
Johnson and her grandmother noticed a personal screening of the film with the remainder of their household.
Johnson and her grandmother Tippi Hedren attend the premiere of “Suspiria” in 2018.WireImage
“We sat at HBO, my household, and watched that film collectively,” she mentioned.
Johnson continued, “It was a kind of moments the place you’re identical to, how may you not have warned us? We’re in a room with some execs. Possibly this warranted slightly dialog beforehand? You look over and also you see a lady who’s simply been reminded of every little thing she went by means of, and it was heartbreaking. She was an incredible actress and he stopped her from having a profession.”
The actress’ mom Melanie Griffith acquired a miniature coffin with a tiny mannequin of her grandmother for Christmas from Hitchcock one 12 months.Getty Photographs for Netflix
Hedren has beforehand mentioned the tumultuous partnership she had with Hitchcock within the a long time following their films.
The actress mentioned Hitchcock’s affect on her household in a latest “Vainness Honest” cowl.Vainness Honest
She scribed in her 2016 memoir, “Tippi,” that the British auteur made her life a dwelling hell after she refused his romantic pursuits. She even alleged that he sexually assaulted her and ruined her performing profession.