Rosamund Pike Is Stunning in W Magazine’s Beauty Issue

Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014 5:02 PM GMT

Given her timeless beauty and undeniable charm, it’s no wonder Rosamund Pike is watching her acting career reach new heights with every new project.

And in W Magazine's Beauty Issue, the “Pride and Prejudice” beauty teams with her director for a stunning photo shoot as well as a fascinating interview.

Pike relies on her tenacity to keep her coming back for more Tinseltown action- “I have a fondness for difficulties. In the past, during action scenes, I used to worry that I ran like a girl.”

As for her big break in the 2002 James Bond flick “Die Another Day,” Rosamund confessed, “Before I was cast as a Bond girl, 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.”

“The Bond film was like an ejector seat from normality into a crazy circus world. 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,” she added.

And when she found out she got the “Gone Girl” gig, Pike accidentally deleted the text message Fincher sent her. “[It said] you have the part. The only evidence I have that I got the call to play Amy is a selfie of me jumping in the rain in the Highlands. I look both happy and thoroughly daunted—the whole ‘You got the best gig in years’ scenario gives me the creeps. But then again, I’m a very hard worker, and maybe people who have underestimated me or just thought I looked good will say they were wrong.”

Photo Credit: David Fincher for W Magazine

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