“The thing that was usual about this morning is that usually I’m awakened by somebody who wants food,” Oscar nominee and new mother Rosamund Pike told TheWrap on Thursday morning. “This time it was by somebody delivering amazing news.”
Pike, the British actress who stars in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” as a housewife who is by turns seductive, innocent and murderous, said she learned of her nomination on a morning when she was watching both of her boys, one born in 2012 and the other born only six weeks ago.
“It was delicious chaos,” she said. “Me and the two boys in the bed talking to people on the phone. I shift from talking about nominations to talking about dinosaurs.”
The scene was a far cry from when she learned that she’d been nominated for a Golden Globe in December. That day, she was in London, going to the hospital with her new baby, less than two weeks old, who’d caught a fever from his older brother. The emergency passed and the baby is now fine, but the jarring juxtaposition was a reminder that Pike hasn’t exactly been on the campaign trail this awards season.
“I’ve never been part of the awards conversation before, and I hadn’t realized that there was some sort of campaign period,” she said. “I was completely out of the loop, so it’s a real honor to think that my performance has been remembered, when I haven’t been trying to make anybody remember it.”