Rosamund Pike has said she feels privileged to be voicing Lady Penelope in a new version of Thunderbirds because she was such a fan as a child.
The World’s End star is taking on the role for upcoming TV series Thunderbirds Are Go!, a reboot of the original, due to air from 2015.
She said it was another great role to tick off her list: “It’s such a treat. I watched Thunderbirds as a child and to get to play someone as iconic as Lady Penelope, I’ve played a Bond girl and now I’m getting to play Lady Penelope. I feel really very lucky.”
Rosamund added of her co-stars: “There are some of the boys who are playing the Tracy brothers who grew up and cannot believe that they’re playing Scott or Alan Tracy now. You couldn’t have told their 13-year-old selves that that was going to be the case.”
She is also about to star as the lead character in the film adaptation of Gone Girl, a dark thriller about a missing woman, and said the Thunderbirds role would offer her young son the chance to see some of her work.
She explained: “Yes, of course I want to do something that my son can enjoy, because he’s certainly not going to be able to watch Gone Girl.”
Rosamund can next be seen in comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness opposite Simon Pegg, due to be released in cinemas on August 15.
I’ve added several production stills of Rosamund as Amy Dunne in her upcoming movie Gone Girl. I can’t wait for this movie to come out!
The first TV spot for Gone Girl has been released, and it features tons of new footage of Rosamund as Amy. Check it out below, captures will follow soon!
Rosamund and co-star Simon Pegg attended the UK premiere of Hector and the Search of Happiness earlier today in London. I’ve added the first batch of HQ photos.
Yesterday Rosamund looked stunning a black dress during the Berlin premiere of Hector and the Search of Happiness. She was joined by co-star Simon Pegg during the event. I’ve added tons of HQ photos thanks to my good friend Lindsey.
A new clip from Hector and the Search for Happiness has been released. While Rosamund is not really featured in it we do spot a glimpse of her in it.