By Sally Garcia, EnStarz | Oct 20, 2012 08:52 PM EDT
The obsessive relationship of Alfred Hitchcock with his "leading lady" actress Tippi Hedren, is the subject of the latest HBO movie "The Girl" to be aired Saturday night.
In an interview with HBO, Hedren opened up about Hitchcock's obsession with her and how he "ruined" her career.
"We are known as the Hitchcock Blondes and I think he had a penchant for falling in love a little bit with each of his actors. The difference with Hitchcock and me was that it wasn't love. Because when you love someone, you treat them well. This became an obsession," the actress, now 82 said.
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Hedren also said that when she wanted to end a contract she had with the director he didn't let her go.
"After a number of demands that I could not acquiesce to, I had to get out of the contract. He said: 'You can't do that, you have your daughter to support, your parents are getting older." And I just said, "Nobody who loves me would want me to be in a situation in which I'm not happy.' He said: 'I'll ruin your career. And he did," the actress said.
Then she explained that Hitchcock continued to pay her $600 a week for almost two years under their contract closing the doors for her to work with other directors.
Actress Sienna Miller is playing Hedren and actor Toby Jones stars as Hitchcock.
The movie, directed by Gwyneth Hughes, is based on the book "Spellbound by Beauty" by Donald Spoto where the dark side of Hitchcock whose films terrified and wowed audiences for decades is exposed.
The film airs on HBO at 9 p.m. EST.
Watch "The Girl" trailer below:
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