Rosamund Pike’s co-stars felt “protective” of her on set and were always quick to make sure she was warm enough.
Rosamund Pike got regular “penguin cuddles” from The World’s End cast.
The British actress stars alongside Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in the sci-fi comedy about a group of friends who meet up to complete a pub crawl they unsuccessfully attempted in their youth.
As Rosamund was one of the few women on set, Simon, Nick and co-stars Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine took it upon themselves to make sure she was comfortable at all times.
“She gives as good as she gets, and throws herself into it,” Simon smiled to This is Nottingham.
Nick added: “But we were very protective of her. When it was cold outside, the five of us would crowd around her and give her a penguin cuddle.”
Rosamund Pike thinks it helped her career that she wasn’t initially seen as beautiful.
The stunning blonde has had some amazing roles, portraying a Bond girl in 2002 flick Die Another Day and enjoying an action-packed part in Jack Reacher.
While she might be lauded for her good looks now, Rosamund insists it wasn’t always that way.
“I always feel fortunate that I was never an attractive teenager or child,” she mused to the British edition of OK! magazine.
“I distinctly remember because it was like being an ugly duckling and then suddenly somebody found me attractive and it was a turning point for me.”
In Die Another Day, Rosamund played the gorgeous Miranda Frost alongside Hollywood Heartthrob Pierce Brosnan as 007.
She hopes never to have to resort to plastic surgery and looks to older colleagues for inspiration.
“I was looking at [Dame] Judi Dench in the Bond film and thought, ‘There’s a beautiful woman.’ So touch wood!” the 34-year-old smiled.
The actress has snapped back into shape since giving birth to her son Solo with boyfriend Robie Uniacke in May last year.
It’s their only child so far, which Rosamund believes helped her keep her slim frame.
“I did put on some weight,” she revealed. “It was my first baby and you never show quite as much.”
Rosamund Pike’s son is “really mellow”. The actress has 14-month-old Solo with her boyfriend Robie Uniacke.
The tot’s unusual name matches up to his relaxed personality according to his proud mom. “It’s the notion of freedom,” she revealed to British magazine OK! when asked the reason behind the moniker. “It’s solo travel, solo flight, it’s that independent spirit and that’s what really matters to me in life. He came out the most chilled little guy. He’s really mellow.”
Rosamund first rose to fame when she played Bond girl Miranda Frost in 2002 flick Die Another Day. Now aged 34, she feels better than ever about her life. “In some ways I feel younger than I did in my early 20s and that’s weird, isn’t it?” she marvelled. “I suppose it’s the freedom that comes from not caring what other people think.”
Rosamund also revealed that having Solo has helped her relax. She’s no longer so hard on herself when she makes “mistakes”.
While he may be yet to turn two, the star already knows she wouldn’t mind him following in her career footsteps. “I’d be delighted if it’s what he wants to be, if he is good,” she smiled. “But it’s hard to be in this profession and if it’s what you really want to do and you’re not good enough, then that’s really tough.”
I’ve added screen captures of Rosamund as Kate Sumner in her 2011 movie Johnny English Reborn. She didn’t have a really big part in the movie but she was great anyway.