Rosamund Pike - Rosamund Pike Not Hired For Looks

Rosamund Pike gets ''really annoyed'' with people who think she was only hired for her looks.

The 33-year-old star - who played MI6 double agent Miranda Frost in 2002 James Bond movie 'Die Another Day' - always wanted to be accepted as a ''good actress'' because of the stigma attached to portraying a Bond Girl.

She said: ''I think being accepted as a good actress is all I ever wanted. That's the only stigma that comes with a Bond film - that people are quick to assume you were hired just for your looks.

''That kind of thing really annoys me because actually [director] Lee Tamahori hired me for something else.''

The blonde beauty - who portrayed Jane Bennett in 2005 motion picture 'Pride and Prejudice' - insists she is always working to ''confound people's expectations'' of her ability because she is ''very serious'' about her career.

She explained: ''Things turn all the time. 'Pride & Prejudice' meant people saw a warm character having just seen a cold one [in Bond].

''Another one was 'An Education' because I made people laugh and they probably thought I couldn't be funny.

''I just want to confound people's expectations all the time because I'm very serious about what I do.

''I work hard at it and think about it all the time. Work is the foremost thing in my life.

But Rosamund found it easy to get in shape for her latest role, which sees her star as Greek goddess Queen Andromeda - who is caught in the battle between the Gods and the Titans - in forthcoming movie 'Wrath of the Titans'.

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I like to be in shape because I'm better that way. I feel better when I swim - that's what I do. It's all about being healthy instead of acting a part.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Rosamund Pike - Die Another Day - James Bond - Lee Tamahori - Pride And Prejudice

Advertisement

More Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike Suggests 'Gone Girl' Sex Scenes were "Inappropriate"

The British actress Rosamund Pike who stars in David Fincher's forthcoming drama Gone Girl has suggested the sex scenes that she shares in the movie...

Rosamund Pike Talks "Inappropriate" Sex Scenes With Neil Patrick Harris In 'Gone Girl'

British actress Rosamund Pike, a former 'Bond' girl, stars alongside Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris in the upcoming thriller film 'Gone Girl,' and it...

Hector and the Search for Happiness Movie Review

With an approach so saccharine that it makes Eat Pray Love look like an edgy thriller, this heartwarming meaning-of-life odyssey is so relentlessly schmalzy that...

Simon Pegg's 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes

Hector and the Search for Happiness, the latest of Simon Pegg's movies that has nothing to do with Edgar Wright, is out on Friday (August...

Advertisement

UK Premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' [Pictures]

Simon Pegg and a bunch of celebs attended the UK premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' in London on Tuesday night.Pegg’s character –...

'What We Did On Our Holiday' Trailer Hints At Refreshing British Rom-Com [Trailer]

The latest trailer for the British romantic-comedy What We Did On Our Holiday, starring a frankly all-star cast of David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly,...

What We Did On Our Holiday Trailer

When Doug (David Tennant) and his family travel to the Scottish Highlands for his father's (Billy Connolly) birthday party, hilarity ensues as they embark on...

David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' To Open New York Film Festival

The hotly anticipated thriller from David Fincher, Gone Girl, has been selected to open the New York film festival. This isn’t the first time Fincher...

Advertisement

Comments

Rosamund Pike Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rosamund Pike

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All