James Bond role was trial by fire: Rosamund Pike
London: Actress Rosamund Pike has revealed that her role in the James Bond movie helped her to learn about herself.
The 34-year-old actress, who will play the female lead in the screen adaption of `Gone Girl`, appeared opposite Pierce Brosnan in 2002`s `Die Another Day` when she was 21, reportedly.
"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 said.
Pike also revealed that she had never seen a James Bond film before she was cast in the role.
"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."