It was announced earlier today that Rosamund is nominated for a BAFTA for Leading Actress in 2015 for her work in “Gone Girl”. Congratulations Rosamund!
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The ceremony will be held on the 8th of February.
Rosamund Pike tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner that filming Gone Girl was the most grueling experience she has ever had on set. “I spent more time in front of the camera on that film than in my entire career to date, because he’s shooting five to six hours of footage a day, and over a hundred days shooting that mounts up,” Pike tells Kashner. They shot the scene in which Pike slits the throat of Neil Patrick Harris, who plays her savior/captor, Desi Collings, 36 times; the set had to be remade for each take. “Think of the 36 showers they had to take, to wash the fake blood off,” Kashner writes.
“I told them to rehearse it for three days,” Fincher tells Kashner, “as we’re pumping five gallons of blood out of Desi’s throat.” They choreographed it for a week, then filmed it with 36 sheets, 450 gallons of blood, and 36 pairs of underpants on hand.
Pike tells Kashner of living through working with Fincher and now being presented with the challenges of stardom: “I feel like I’ve dealt with the Minotaur and now I’m facing the Medusa.”
The Medusa reared its head on a recent visit to a shop in London’s Soho to buy some imported ham. “I went into this lovely Spanish shop,” she tells Kashner, “and the girl said, ‘Has anyone ever told you you look just like the girl in Gone Girl?,’ and I said, ‘Well, that’s me.’ And then she just looked at me with this deepest look of suspicion. And I said, ‘I’m pregnant, so I look a bit different, and I’m English.’ And she’s like, ‘But why are you here?’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m from here.’ And it was like, ‘You should not be buying cold cuts in a restaurant in Soho!'” Kashner writes, “Once you’re 50 feet tall and in the public’s imagination, it’s as if you’ve become an alien being. The public doesn’t want you to be real.”
Earlier today Rosamund attended the Variety’s Creative Impact Awards And 10 Directors To Watch Brunch where she handed out an award to honoree Rob Marshall. The first couple of photos have been added to our gallery thanks to my friend Helen, who is the webmaster of Jonathan Rhys Meyers Source. Hopefully more will follow tomorrow.
Edit: Some more photos have been added thanks to Claudia, who is the webmaster of Zoe Saldana Diaries, and Lindsey, who is the webmaster of Rachel McAdams Online.