Rosamund Pike wants to be accepted as a ''good actress'' and hates when people think she is only hired for her looks.
Rosamund Pike gets ''really annoyed'' with people who think she is 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 added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''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.''