By Nick Romano December 17, 2014 1:43 PM
Just a few months ago, the average moviegoer wouldn’t recognize the name Rosamund Pike. But now the breakthrough star of Gone Girl is likely going to earn herself an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Her director, David Fincher, had some reservations about her casting, but they ultimately proved to be an advantage.
“Rosamund was someone that I had seen in four or five different movies over 10 years, and I never got a bead on her,” he said at the Gone Girl New York premiere. “I never got a sense of who she was. And I pride myself on being able to watch actors and sort of know instinctively what their utility belt is, and I don’t have that with Rosamund. I didn’t know what she was building off of. There was an opacity there and it was interesting.”
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