Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of “Gone Girl,” Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone’s radar.
At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in the James Bond film “Die Another Day,” her first studio feature. She powdered on enough makeup to look a decade older, donned a black sports bra, and met an untimely demise with a knife to her heart. Onscreen, she was killed by Halle Berry. Offscreen, she suffered a far worse blow to her budding career.
The baggage of playing a Bond Girl backfired. “It cemented a sort of patrician, frigid, English, standoffish cold image,” says Pike, over breakfast in September at the Toronto Film Festival. “People think I lie about my age. I never had a chance to do those young roles.” After her high-profile gig in the 2002 Bond picture, the actress persevered for years in supporting parts, in films such as “Pride & Prejudice,” “An Education” and “Barney’s Version.”
But all that changed in July 2013 when she landed her first lead in a movie — as Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s thriller “Gone Girl” — the most coveted role of the year. “I’ve always been given roles that are more mature than I am,” says Pike, 35. “Now it could be that it’ll all start reversing, and I’ll stay around 30.”
Yesterday Rosamund attended the official Academy members screening of Gone Girl. Rosamund looked great in a Vera Wang dress paired with Prada shoes. She sat down with NY Daily News entertainment columnist Joe Neumaier to talk about the movie.
Rosamund was spotted entering different studios in New York city to promote Gone Girl on September 29. Photos have been added to our gallery.
Rosamund is gracing the cover of the fifth September issue of the Variety. The magazine will be out tomorrow but they already released the cover. Looks like they shot a new cover shoot to go with it. I’ve added the cover to our gallery.
The press conference for Gone Girl was earlier this weekend. We’ve added high quality photos of Rosamund during the press conference to our gallery.
Last week Rosamund was a guest on NBC’s The Today Show to promote Gone Girl. I’ve added photos of her arriving and leaving the NBC studios to our gallery. Also don’t forget to check out the interview below.
Earlier tonight Rosamund attended the London premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday. We’ve added the first few photos of her during the premiere to our gallery with hopefully more to follow soon!
Edit: Tons of extra photos have been added thanks to my friend Nicole, who is the webmaster of Lily James Source.