Scarlett Johansson Talks “Hitchcock” on “Today”

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2012 11:45 AM GMT

Her film career just keeps getting hotter, and Scarlett Johansson dropped by the “Today” show this morning (November 27) to talk about her new flick “Hitchcock.”

The “We Bought a Zoo” babe explained that in order to prepare for her role as Janet Leigh, she contacted the actress’ real-life daughter Jamie Lee Curtis for pointers.

"I just think, more than anything, it must be very strange to have somebody play your mother -- and especially someone as beloved and celebrated as Janet."

"And I just wanted to reach out -- and Jamie was lovely. She sent beautiful photographs and gave me some wonderful stories,” added Johansson.

Scarlett also talked about her experience filming the infamous shower scene from “Psycho.” "You kind of make it your own, you sort of wing it ... I think when you have Tony Hopkins there, stabbing at you, with a completely frenzied, psychotic look on his face, you don't need that kind of music. It sort of puts you right there."

After making an appearance on "Today," the gorgeous blonde stopped by Sardi's for a "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" photocall with her co-stars.

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