Rosamund Pike reveals that she was asked to strip during her audition for the 2002 James Blond flick, “die Another Day.”
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Rosamund Pike says that while auditioning for her role in the James Bond movie “die Another Day”, she was asked to fall in her dress, making it an uncomfortable experience for an actress still learning the show biz ropes.
“My first audition was for a Bond film and I remember them saying I was to drop my dress and appear in my underwear,” the actress called up for Amazon’s “Acoustic Sessions,” as reported by The Independent.
Pike, 21, is looking for the role of Miranda Frost in the 2002 James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan as the British superspy 007.
“On the day, I don’t know how I solved it, and the power of the spirit, but I thought that if they’re gonna see me in my underwear, they better give me the job,” she stated. “So, I thought, ‘There is no way I am going to take out a dress in the audition for the band to be sent around Los Angeles and to be judged.'”
So, instead of acting in a “Bond-like” ensemble for her audition, the star said that she showed up in a dress her grandmother had given her. But before you get in the try-out, one of the film’s costume designers suggested that she wear something else to help her land the part.
“He said: ‘That is a very beautiful dress, but in the Bond films, we wear things a little more like this,” and he gave three pieces of rope and I realized I was way out of my depth,” she recalled. “So, I have this shimmering sheath, or what the order of the day was, but I didn’t fall.”
And despite her initial reservations about starring in the film, Pike said after landing the part “there was not an ounce of feeling uncomfortable while I’m on the set.”
“I look back on my experience on the Bond film and think, my goodness, [producer] Barbara Broccoli was on the way of all this #MeToo movement.”
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