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Dakota Johnson Says Alfred Hitchcock Gave Mom Melanie Griffith A Miniature Of Grandma Tippi Hedren In A Coffin

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress, who starred in “Ansanay”, claimed that the late filmmaker was obsessed with the “The Birds” star.

Hedren starred in two of his films

Dakota Johnson claimed that Alfred Hitchcock once gave a miniature of his grandmother, Tippi Hedren, in a coffin to his mother, Melanie Griffith. One of the famous filmmaker’s “Hitchcock Blondes”, or musicals, Hedren played in two of his films. Starred in: 1963’s “The Birds” and 1964’s “Marines.” The actress had earlier claimed that Hitchcock became controlling as he groomed her to be a star.

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Johnson revealed

The mother got the spooky mini coffin as a Christmas gift when she was just a baby. I am sad.” “Really scary.” What happened to my grandmother was horrifying because Hitchcock was a tyrant,” the 32-year-old continued. “She was talented and prolific — and important in terms of art — but power can poison people “

johnson said

Johnson recalled attending a screening of the Emmy-nominated HBO film “The Girl,” which depicted Hitchcock’s obsession with Hedren, now 92. Johnson said that neither she nor Hedren, who attended the screening with her granddaughter, had been warned about the content of the film.” It was one of those moments where you’re like, ‘How do you tell us? Couldn’t have warned?” Johnson said. “We’re in a room with some executions. Maybe a little conversation before that? You look up and you see a woman who’s just been reminded of everything, and it was heartbreaking.” She was an amazing actress and that stopped her from pursuing a career.”

This isn’t the first time Johnson has spoken out about Hitchcock’s treatment of his grandmother

In 2021, she told The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast about the alleged abuse that Hayden endured. “She’s always been honest and determined about standing up for herself,” Johnson said at the time. “That’s what she did. Hitchcock ruined her career because she didn’t want to sleep with him, and he terrorized her.”

Johnson claimed

Hitchcock was “never held accountable” and called this an “absolutely unacceptable” abuse of power. It is completely unacceptable for people in positions of power to exercise that power over someone in a vulnerable position, No matter what the industry,” she explained. “It’s hard to talk about because she’s my grandmother. You don’t want to imagine someone taking advantage of your grandmother.

Hayden alleges

She was sexually assaulted and her career was threatened by Hitchcock, who died in 1980 at the age of 80. In 2017, she wrote a memoir called “Tippy,” about her rise to stardom and what it was like working with Hitchcock. , That same year, she told Fox News Digital that her complicated relationship with Hitchcock was “a tragic situation.”

wife alma my drama instructor

“There’s really nothing else to talk about,” she explained. “It was … a sad situation. It was a wonderful, wonderful time. I had never done a film before and I was – I think he saw an ad that I did – and … he found out that Who was I, where was I. Then he quickly put me under contract. And then it was incredible to find out I was going to be in a major movie. He and his wife, Alma, were my drama instructors. It was absolutely fantastic And then they pulled that … card.”

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