Sienna Miller plays veteran actress Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffith's real-life mom) in the new HBO project The Girl, a flick that will tell the story behind the making of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic, The Birds, which starred Tippi.
The famed Hollywood director had an obsession with her and she candidly spoke about it recently. The Daily Mail reports the actress was open about her traumatic experience with Alfred, but she was concerned about the story getting the details right about his unwanted sexual advances towards her.
'He ruined my career but he didn't ruin my life. If you are someone's obsession it is oppressive and frightening. He kept watching me, staring at me. Eventually that becomes like stalking. It couldn't happen today as directors and studios don't have the same control. Back then actors acquiesced to directors' demands. There was no one I could go to, to explain what was happening," Tippi said.
"I admired Hitch tremendously for his great talent and still do, " she continued. "Yet, at the same time, I loathed him for his off-set behavior and the way he came on to me sexually." Hitch died in 1980 at age 80.
Today, the 82-year-old actress is an animal activist and owns a 80 acre haven for wildlife such as tigers, lions and leopards.
Sienna, who gave birth to her first child, daughter Marlowe in July with partner Tom Sturridge, can be seen next in A Case of You, which stars Vince Vauhgn and Evan Rachel Wood.
Click here to see pics of Sienna channel Tippi in The Girl.