Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with Tippi Hedren. He was known to cast cool, collected, fair-skinned blondes in his films, but it seems he took an inordinate interest in one of his actresses – Tippi. After casting her to play in his film “The Birds,” things got bad.
The master of suspense decided to more than overstep his bounds on set. He reportedly made a romantic advance toward Hedren, who totally turned him down.
Alec Guinness Was Embarrassed Over "Star Wars"
The highly acclaimed stage actor Alec Guinness reached new heights of Hollywood success when he landed the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and while many considered him lucky, he was rather disappointed by the whole thing.
The actor couldn’t stand "Star Wars." Though he became the revered Obi-Wan Kenobi and gained fans worldwide, Alec Guinness felt the whole film to be far beneath him.
No Fan Mail Please
Additionally, Guinness did not hide his hatred of the film. He reportedly would send back fan mail and begged George Lucas to allow him to leave the film. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the rest of us) for the huge stars, efforts were futile.
His abhorrence for "Star Wars" was so strong that, according to one of his autobiographies, he made a childhood promise to never watch the film again. We hope we haven't angered too many "Star Wars."
The director became vengeful, and, for one particular scene in the horror film, he threw live birds at her instead of fake ones. He also paid people to stalk her offset. Hitchcock even took his spite out on Hedren’s child.
The director had a mask made of Hedren’s face, created a realistic-looking doll out of it, and then gifted the doll to young Melanie Griffith. Griffith reportedly (and unsurprisingly) still hates Hitchcock today.
Cary Grant Could Get Trippy
Cary Grant used some illegal substances. Despite his abundant handsomeness, charm, and suave persona, Cary Grant did not like the celebrity life and was looking for an easy escape. Grant eventually stumbled upon recreational substances.
These habits offered him temporary relief from the burdens of stardom. It was thought that he consumed these substances around a hundred times throughout his life.