Just two days after showing off her stunning post-baby body on the red carpet, Rosamund Pike is again stepping into the spotlight to talk about her fascinating role in the hit thriller Gone Girl.
To play Amy Elliott-Dunne — a troubled Midwestern wife who suddenly goes missing — Rosamund, 35, revealed she studied her idol, the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who had the aloof personality David Fincher, the movie's director, desired for the character.
Carolyn with her husband, John F. Kennedy Jr., in 1999. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"I scoured the Internet for any footage of her or, even better, any interviews or recordings which captured her voice. And I realized that David had basically given me a cipher to study. There are countless photographs of Bessette but I could find nothing of her in her own words. And I thought, 'Well, maybe that's fine. Amy, as she wants to be seen, should be created from outside in,'" she told 'Vanity Fair' in a new interview.
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Since the film's premiere this fall, Rosamund has garnered critical acclaim for her role and has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.
Rosamund on Jan. 4, 2015, just one month after giving birth. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"I spent more time in front of the camera on that film than in my entire career to date, because [director David Fincher's] shooting five to six hours of footage a day, and over a hundred days shooting that mounts up," the British actress said.
"I feel like I've dealt with the Minotaur and now I'm facing the Medusa," she told the publication of her newfound fame.
To read Rosamund's full interview with 'Vanity Fair,' click here.
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