“People have said, ‘Was he in love with you?’” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday. “No, he wasn’t. When you love someone, you treat them well. I think we’re dealing with a mind here that is incomprehensible, and I certainly am not capable of discerning what was going through his mind or why.”
Hedren says she’s long past attempting to understand why he was so obsessed with her, nor does she care. “He ruined my career,” she said, “but he didn’t ruin my life.”
As for the film, she spoke with scribe Gwyneth Hughes during the screenwriting process and helped Miller do research for the role. Once production was finished, HBO screened The Girl for Hedren’s family and friends.
“I have to say that when I first heard Toby’s [Jones] voice as Alfred Hitchcock, my body just froze,” she said. “It was hard to go through all of those years that had been eclipsed into an hour and a half.”