Scarlett Johansson Goes Psycho in V's Girl Power (photos!) 1Scarlett Johansson ramps up her sexuality in a take off of the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie “Psycho” in a new photo spread for V magazine. Scarlett also exudes a new-found glamour look that moves her up on the list of Hollywood sirens.

Her new movie, “Hitchcock,” is her most daring yet. She plays Janet Leigh, the ’50s-era Hollywood actress whom legendary Director Hitchcock made into a screen icon in the horror movie.

Hitchcock, who was stubborn and eccentric, is considered one of the best filmmakers of his time and “Psycho” was one of his most controversial movies.

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It premiered at the AFI Fest 2012 in Los Angeles and drew critical praise. It’s already being talked about as an Oscar contender for Best Picture, lead actor and lead actress.

The powerful cast includes James D’Arcy as Norman Bates, Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as wife Alma Reville. The film examines their complex relationship during the making of the movie and Hitchcock’s obsession with Leigh.

“We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet,” Johansson told the magazine. “They were concerned with modesty and all these things – but I don’t care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.”

For the photos shoot, Johansson posed for photographer Jean-Paul Goude in a re-creation of the movie’s shower scene. Scarlett opens up about portraying Leigh and her upcoming appearance on broadway.

She also models fashions by Alex Aikiu.

The movie opens domestically Nov. 23. Check out Scarlett’s photos and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more Hitchcock updates.