"A Private War" star Rosamund Pike scored her second Golden Globes nomination on Thursday for lead actress in a motion picture drama. Directed by Matthew Heineman, the biopic sees Pike portraying Marie Colvin, the late war correspondent who went to great lengths to cover conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Q: How does it feel to be nominated this year?
A: It's huge, I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I'm sitting in a cafe in London, waiting to pick up my boy from school. I'm really moved, it's meaningful. I'm sitting by myself and letting it all sink in. And ... I've just been given a free coffee. That never happens in London.
Q: Were you tuned into the announcement live?
A: All of the most important moments of my life, I miss. It's key. When I got the role in "Gone Girl," I had no cell reception; when I was cast in the Bond film 1/8"Die Another Day"3/8, I left my phone at home or something. Today, I suddenly remembered to look at my phone and it was filled with text messages.
1/8Director3/8 Matt Heineman and I were on the phone just now, and 1/8co-star3/8 Jamie Dornan was just texting me, he was such an ally in the whole thing. There's not a lot of talk about honesty and integrity in our business, but this film was truly a labor of love. Often, those aren't as valued.
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Q: You were last nominated for a Golden Globe in 2014 for "Gone Girl." Does this feel different?
A: "Gone Girl" was, the highlight of my career. But adults were flocking to see that film in the theaters. And there are huge films nominated 1/8this year3/8: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "A Star Is Born," "Black Panther," these are the movies people are flocking to.
Our film is small. I can't quite believe it's resonated. It's not the film that everybody is queuing up to see on a Friday night, and we'd love it to be, obviously, so I think the nomination means people will seek it out. And when people are engaged with it, they don't let it go. It makes you rethink your own commitment to what's important, like your brain recalibrates to feeling grateful instead of griping over little things. You focus on the value of life and the preciousness of what you have.
Q: What have you learned from portraying Colvin?