Rosamund Pike has revealed that her role in Johnny English Reborn is very different to that of her Bond girl.
Pike, whose involvement in the Rowan Atkinson spy spoof sequel was announced earlier this month, compared her upcoming part in the comedy to her character Miranda Frost in 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.
According to The Mirror, she said: “Although it’s a Bond spoof, it’s nothing like being a Bond girl, because I’ve got a very interesting role to play actually.
“Not that the character in the Bond film wasn’t interesting, but I don’t get to play with guns or fight. There is a scene in a car, so there is an element of Bond about it. But she’s quite a funny character.”
The 31-year-old also said that Atkinson personally asked her to take part in the project.
“Rowan Atkinson came after he saw An Education and wanted me to do this part in the Johnny English film for him,” she said. “It’s a very, very funny script.”