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Actress Rosamund Pike talks about her time with Bond and her new picture, 'Gone Girl'

17-Apr-2014 • Actor News

Since winning the part in David Fincher's new thriller, Bond girl Rosamund Pike has been working out. "In the past, during action scenes, I used to worry that I ran like a girl," Pike told W Magazine. Now she has been training several times a week with a professional boxer.

The role she has won is Amy Dunne, the wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary and suspicion surrounds her husband. The film, "Gone Girl" is based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn and is a story perfectly suited to Fincher's storytelling style.

"I’d always liked Rosamund in movies, but I didn’t really know her," Fincher told the magazine about her casting.

Inevitably the conversation turned to 007, where Pike made her big break. "Before I was cast as a Bond girl," the actress admitted, "I had never actually seen a James Bond movie. The Bond audition was strange. I'd just come back from China, doing the kind of hippie-backpacking thing that people do when they leave school. All the girls in this beautiful old town house waiting to see the casting director were sleek and dressed in what seemed to me like leather. I was wearing something very thick and woolly. I was convinced I was all wrong."

Of her experience on a Bond film, and the immediate publicity junkets that came with it, Pike says: "It was trial by fire. I was 21, and I was made to look far more sophisticated than I felt. Instantly, I had to come to terms with myself as a woman and also as an object. I was looking at myself from the outside for the first time. That awareness, for any girl, is both horrible and fascinating."

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