Pike unimpressed by film character
Rosamund Pike's performance in Gone Girl catapulted her into the big league - the film took more than 356 million US dollars at the box office and got her a chance to walk away with the leading actress Oscar.
But while the Academy may be fans of her portrayal of Amy Dunne in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel, it sometimes seems she is not.
Speaking before the recent birth of her second son, she said: "Seeing it on screen was hard even for me - and I'd played the role.
"As a pregnant woman I felt so far away from that narcissistic woman."
Her performance as the chilly title character has raised her profile in Hollywood and she is set to star in another potential blockbuster - The Mountain Between Us - starring Sons Of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam in the story of a couple who survive a plane crash.
Pike, who grew up in London with opera singer parents, hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2008 when her fiance, film director Joe Wright, called off their wedding but she is now settled with partner Robie Uniacke and sons Solo and Atom.