"In this scene, as the opening-night audience reacts to a screening of Psycho, Hitchcock "conducts" them out in the lobby. A moment of Genius from Anthony Hopkins."
"The first time I encountered Tony in full Hitchcock makeup , he crept up behind me and said, in character, 'Good evening.' I must've jumped five feet in the air. He never tired of doing that to visitors on set."
"Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh, who, was Marion Crane, is a real risk taker. I think the role suited Scarlett beautifully. She's like an old-fashioned movie star."
"A complicated scene during which Hitch crosses the stage in a fit of rage, bumping into everyone and everything."
"Toni Collette as Hitch's ever trusty secretary, Peggy Robertson. Impeccable in every regard."
"Working with Helen Mirren—who plays Hitch's wife, Alma—was a dream. Here we're discussing the quality of the craft-services lunch."
"It was important to us that everything feel authentic. The research started months before filming and continued throughout the shoot."
"The beautiful Jessica Biel, who portrays Janet Leigh's character's sister Lila Crane in the original film. Jessica tried to borrow the getaway car."
"Our staging of the famous shower scene. I remember being unable to sleep the night I first watched the original. So when we built the stall on the soundstage, I took a nap in it."