We asked many questions of our attendees of the 2015 BAFTA Tea Party, but few elicited such lengthy and considered responses as: ‘How do you make the perfect cup of tea?’
Thanks to Matthew Beard, Henry Cavill, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Jamie Dornan, Carmen Ejogo, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne for their sterling advice.
How do YOU make your perfect cup of tea?
“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.”
Rosamund has given a reaction to the amazing news that she is nominated for an Oscar.
“I was unprepared for this nomination,” Pike said. “Put it this way: I wasn’t up watching the television when it happened. The nerves don’t ever go away. There wasn’t a week that went by that I didn’t have that feeling of nervousness and David (Fincher) sets that bar so high and wants the best in every department. I think even when finishing the film, that gave me a sense of how good I wanted to be for the rest of my career. As for Ben (Affleck), I could feel him rooting for me in close-ups like a director and I appreciated it everyday. I love Ben’s intellect and his mind and when it got to certain scenes, we knew there was a button on that scene we needed to push and it helped having someone like Ben there as we pushed those buttons. He really was the perfect casting for the role.”
It was just announced that Rosamund is nominated for an Oscar for her work in “Gone Girl“.
Actress in a leading role
Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
The 87th Academy Awards will be held on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre.