Reviews for The Girl are pouring in, and here are a selection for you:
Two facts are already well known: Alfred Hitchcock loved casting cool blondes in his films, and Tippi Hedren was plucked from obscurity to star in two of them, “The Birds” and “Marnie.” The director’s obsession with, and abuse of, that particular leading lady provides the basis for “The Girl,” an intoxicating HBO/BBC collaboration anchored by splendid performances from Toby Jones and Sienna Miller. Now 82, Hedren has publicly endorsed this account, and even with dramatic embellishment, it’s a story likely to leave anyone weaned on the Hitchcock filmography feeling — pardon the expression — spellbound.
If there’s a serious flaw in “The Girl” — and one would certainly be hard-pressed to find one in Miller’s resemblance to the ravishing Hedren, or Jones’ uncanny replication of Hitchcock’s voice and mannerisms — it’s only in the 91-minute movie being almost too economical. A bit more backstory about the key players, given the strength of these characterizations, would only have enriched the experience.
A Minute With – Sienna Miller on Hitchcock’s obsessions
In the words of Alfred Hitchcock, “Blondes make the best victims”.
But while the great British director’s preference for blondes has been documented, new film “The Girl” narrows in on one particular obsession – actress Tippi Hedren, whom he handpicked to star in his 1960s movies “The Birds” and “Marnie”.
The film, premiering on Saturday on U.S. cable channel HBO, offers a cinematic tale of Hedren’s version of how Hitchcock, played by Toby Jones, launched her career, and, after she refused his sexual advances, eventually killed it.
Sienna Miller spoke to Reuters about portraying Hedren, whether “The Girl” will change Hitchcock’s legacy and whether the film world still allows for such abuses of power.
Q: Does Tippi Hedren, now 82, still feel Hitchcock ruined her career?
A: “Well, she absolutely does feel that, because he did. She is at the same time very complimentary about him, and as a director no one is disputing the fact that he was incredible at what he does. And also he taught her how to act and she is very indebted to him for that – to learn from the master. But yes, he was really responsible for damaging her career and of course there is resentment that comes with that.”
Sienna Miller revels in her ‘Girl’ power
The actress plays Hitchcock muse/obsession Tippi Hedren in a new HBO docudrama.
Sienna Miller is nestled on a sofa, barefoot and clad in a fuzzy sweater. Her dad has just stopped by, giving his daughter a new cellphone that she has yet to program. Her infant daughter, Marlowe, is asleep in the closed-off bedroom.
It’s mom’s first day back at the office since hibernating with Marlowe and her father, Miller’s fiance Tom Sturridge, in London, and Miller feels a bit discombobulated, but also pleasantly revived.
“I have a great job because my baby can come to work with me. We’ve been the three of us and that’s been fantastic. And now I have to do some work,” she says. “I’ve fortunately hired a nanny. I’m feeding every three hours so I’m still in it. She’s a fast feeder. It’s fortunate. When she gets older and is in school, we’ll work it out. She’s the most important thing. I don’t want to be anywhere except near her.”
Watch 5 Questions With Sienna Miller at USA Today.com
At this point, where mom goes, baby follows. And Miller, 30, is in Manhattan promoting HBO’s The Girl, which tells the creepily obsessive relationship that legendary director Alfred Hitchcock had with actress Tippi Hedren. She starred in two films for him, 1963’s The Birds and 1964’s Marnie. After she rejected his advances, he shut down her career.
Firstly, sorry about my slowness with these photos! It’s been a busy few weeks. Anyway: back on the weekend of October 6th and 7th, Sienna was at the Hamptons Film Festival to promote The Girl. On the Saturday she attended a screening for the film, alongside co-star Toby Jones, and their director Julian Jarold. Sienna looked very elegant in a floor length ivory dress by Alessandra Rich with her hair left down and straight. The following day she was the guest of honour at Variety’s Performers Brunch, at which she was named the One To Acclaim. Here, she paired her Sea NY Drawstring Combo Pants with a white shirt, black cardigan, and red flats – an eclectic look from Miss Miller! It’s so great to be seeing her out and about again – and promoting a (tv-)movie none-the-less!
Photos from both events have been added to our Gallery…
Check out all these new promotional videos for Sienna’s new TV movie The Girl … she looks beautiful in them! I’ll add screencaptures to our Gallery asap.
The Girl airs on HBO tomorrow night.
A new still from Sienna’s upcoming belly-dancing film Just Like A Woman has recently surfaced online – find it in our Gallery!
After my post a month or so ago about the dilemma over whether to post candids of Sienna and her new baby, I have now settled on a decision I feel comfortable with. For the time being, I will not be posting candids of Sienna with her baby. I will also not be posting candids of just Sienna where she looks uncomfortable with the photographers being there or is obviously trying to hide. This has always been my policy with candids, but I may be more picky with what I post now. See the photo below? That was taken a few days ago and Sienna doesn’t look happy to be photographed, does she Upon browsing for recent appearance photos I came across a few more shots – below the main one below – that made me 100% certain this is the right decision.
I’m painfully aware this will alienate several visitors, and I do apologise for that. I know how much many of you like candids. But at the end of the day, we are a fansite here to support & respect Sienna, and now that she seems to be in a happy and comfortable place in her life, it feels wrong to intrude on that. I hope Sienna fans will understand and respect that too.
A really big thank you to the few of you that commented on my previous post about this. I really appreciated your feedback and support.
Feel free to post a comment here if you have anything to say on this, or send me an email. I’m interested to hear your opinions on this, whether they are good or bad!
In good news, however, I will try to continue working on completing our content soon, and then after that I will be ‘re-vamping’ the gallery to tidy it up, add new photos, add better quality versions of pictures etc., as well as replacing some film screencaptures with HD versions (Sienna in HD – wooo!). This will be a slow process due to the amount of photos and real-life, but it will be worth it, I’m sure
Hall joins Carell in ‘Foxcatcher’
Anthony Michael Hall will give Steve Carell a helping hand in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” the Annapurna Pictures drama that co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, pic is based on the true story of John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune who built a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate. Ruffalo will play Olympic grappler Dave Schultz, a longtime friend of du Pont who had repeatedly tried to help him before du Pont shot and killed him in 1996. Police never established a motive for the crime.
Carell will play du Pont, while Hall will play his assistant.
In what Tatum has called “the hardest acting challenge I’ve had to date,” the “Magic Mike” star will play Mark Schultz, David’s younger brother who was also an Olympic champion wrestler. Sienna Miller will co-star as Ruffalo’s wife.
Annapurna topper Megan Ellison is financing the long-gestating pic, which she’ll produce with Anthony Bregman and Miller. Tom Heller and Michael Coleman will exec produce. Production starts later this month in Pittsburgh.
Hall, who starred in the ’80s comedy classics “Vacation,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Weird Science,” has done plenty of dramatic work over the years, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Six Degrees of Separation” and “The Caveman’s Valentine.” Thesp recently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s billion-dollar grosser “The Dark Knight” and will next be seen in the indie pic “Sexy Evil Genius” with Seth Green and Katee Sackhoff. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and MBST Entertainment.
I am so excited at this news!! Mark Ruffalo is one of my favourite actors, and this sounds like a really interesting, dramatic movie, with a popular up-coming director. I really hope Sienna’s involvement is true … let’s hope for photos from the set soon…
Sienna Miller Plays Murdered Wrestler’s Wife In ‘Foxcatcher’
Moneyball helmer Bennett Miller is putting together the final casting pieces for Foxcatcher, the Annapurna Pictures-funded drama that stars Steve Carell as paranoid schizophrenic heir Jon DuPont, who created a training center for wrestlers and murdered Olympic grappler Dave Schultz. That wrestler will be played by Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller will play his wife, Nancy. Channing Tatum is playing Schultz’s brother, Mark, in the tragic tale.