Wait — What Did Jessica Biel Want to Steal from the 'Hitchcock' Set?

11/21/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Jessica Biel in Hitchcock
Suzanne Tenner

Her wedding gown was dreamy, pink and modern, but while filming Hitchcock, Jessica Biel found herself taken with her character’s muted — and binding — mid-century costumes.

“I would have stolen that girdle, and pretty much everything that I could have,” the actress joked to PEOPLE at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday. “But I literally think that they would have hunted me down.”

In fact, while many actors are free to keep a memento from the project that they have worked on, Biel quickly got the sense that playing Vera Miles would be a labor of love steeped in authenticity — without the benefit of a fashion souvenir.

“Those costumes came from an amazing old costume house, and I really don’t know how many women wore the same costumes [on prior films],” Biel explained. “They have so much history, and they were not allowed to be taken away, so I didn’t actually take anything.”

That’s not to say that the stunning newlywed walked away completely empty-handed; Biel admitted that the experience, while sometimes uncomfortable, altered the way in which she views both fashion and femininity.

“I think every time that I step back into that period and really explore those beautiful, feminine shapes, especially where it’s all about the waist, I try to take that and bring that into my personal fashion and life,” she shared. “I try to do a little bit more of the feminine thing.” Tell us: Do you plan to see Hitchcock?

–Reagan Alexander


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BadonKaDonK on

Jessica should have married Larry The Cable Dude! GUY!

guest on

Not a good pic of jess. Her mouth is huge and her eyes look dead. She doesn’t look shocked at all. Just weird.

Kelly on

Cause she needs a girdle!!

Thao on

She is so beautiful.

JM on

Not a good picture of her. Sometimes she is really beautiful but other times she looks really mannish in the face.

Brad Graffam aka B.rad Comedy on

Wow this is lame.

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