What would you ask the legendary Carl Reiner?
- Mar 23 '17
Larry King: How the hell did you do “The Birds?”
Tippi Hedren: No, how did I survive “The Birds?”
Larry King: But there were birds, right?
Tippi Hedren: Yes, and we didn’t have CGI then, so we had to use real ones. And it was, the scene at the end where all the birds come and attack me when I open that door, you know that could have been done very easily with – in about a day, shooting with me. And then, goes over to the laboratory. But it was a full week of…
Larry King: Shooting that?
Tippi Hedren: Yeah. Our poor prop man with raven and seagull and boxes of them which they just alternately hurled at me for four days. Four, five days.
Larry King: Were you hurt at all?
Tippi Hedren: At the very end. I was so exhausted I was just – I mean, you know they really didn’t need five days of that? That was just kind of, I don’t know what it was. Cruelty? It was mean.
Larry King: Did the directory say, ‘cue the birds?’
Tippi Hedren: Yes. Yes.
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