Rosamund Pike says her new role in I Care A Lot was the most challenging of her career – Daily Mail

Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike says her new role in I Care A Lot was the ‘most challenging’ filming experience of her career and led to moments of ‘panic’ during tough scenes

Rosamund Pike is known for her effortless ability to take on a dark role or sinister character. 

But the Gone Girl actress revealed on Saturday that her latest movie, the Netflix comedy thriller I Care A Lot, was her toughest performance yet. 

The 42-year-old had to film scenes where she was trapped in a car underwater, which she did alongside a dive buddy. 

Hard work: Rosamund Pike (pictured) is known for her effortless ability to take on a dark role or sinister character. But the Gone Girl actress revealed on Saturday that her latest movie, the Netflix comedy thriller I Care A Lot, was her toughest performance yet

Hard work: Rosamund Pike (pictured) is known for her effortless ability to take on a dark role or sinister character. But the Gone Girl actress revealed on Saturday that her latest movie, the Netflix comedy thriller I Care A Lot, was her toughest performance yet

Hard work: Rosamund Pike (pictured) is known for her effortless ability to take on a dark role or sinister character. But the Gone Girl actress revealed on Saturday that her latest movie, the Netflix comedy thriller I Care A Lot, was her toughest performance yet

She told The West Australian: ‘It was the most challenging two days of filming I’ve ever done. 

‘Even though your brain knows you’re acting, your sympathetic nervous system does not know you’re acting when you’re struggling and you’re against the clock and you’re trying to get the head rest out of a car, and you’re completely underwater.’ 

The actress added that she had moments of extreme anxiety where she needed some support.   

Suffer for art: The 42-year-old had to film scenes where she was trapped in a car underwater, which she did alongside a dive buddy - and it was a tough day at work. Pictured in I Care A Lot

Suffer for art: The 42-year-old had to film scenes where she was trapped in a car underwater, which she did alongside a dive buddy - and it was a tough day at work. Pictured in I Care A Lot

She told said: ‘It was the most challenging two days of filming I’ve ever done. There would be times after about three or four takes, when I called for my oxygen, I needed to hold the hand of my diving buddy, like I needed her to kind of regulate my panic’. Pictured in I Care A Lot 

Not a nice broad: In I Care A Lot, the award-winning actress plays the villainous Marla Grayson, who makes her living serving as a court-appointed legal guardian for the vulnerable elderly, who she defrauds

Not a nice broad: In I Care A Lot, the award-winning actress plays the villainous Marla Grayson, who makes her living serving as a court-appointed legal guardian for the vulnerable elderly, who she defrauds

Not a nice broad: In I Care A Lot, the award-winning actress plays the villainous Marla Grayson, who makes her living serving as a court-appointed legal guardian for the vulnerable elderly, who she defrauds

‘There would be times after about three or four takes, when I called for my oxygen, I needed to hold the hand of my diving buddy, like I needed her to kind of regulate my panic,’ she said. 

In I Care A Lot, the award-winning actress plays the villainous Marla Grayson, who makes her living serving as a court-appointed legal guardian for the vulnerable elderly, who she defrauds. 

Her scam hits the skids when she learns her client Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) happens to be the mother of a Russian mafia kingpin.  

Oops! Her scam hits the skids when she learns her client Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) happens to be the mother of a Russian mafia kingpin. Dianne Wiest is pictured centre

Oops! Her scam hits the skids when she learns her client Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) happens to be the mother of a Russian mafia kingpin. Dianne Wiest is pictured centre

Oops! Her scam hits the skids when she learns her client Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) happens to be the mother of a Russian mafia kingpin. Dianne Wiest is pictured centre 

Drama! Played by Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, the gangster pursues her mercilessly, leading to some rather violent clashes

Drama! Played by Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, the gangster pursues her mercilessly, leading to some rather violent clashes

Drama! Played by Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, the gangster pursues her mercilessly, leading to some rather violent clashes

Played by Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, the gangster pursues her mercilessly, leading to some rather violent clashes.   

Rosamund told Graham Norton recently: ‘I think it lets the audience off the hook – because at no point does my character asks you to care about her and she gives you completely free rein to dislike her.

‘She doesn’t give a damn. She is dastardly but fun to watch. All the characters in this film are deliciously unsavoury.’ 

Rosamund told Graham Norton recently: 'I think it lets the audience off the hook – because at no point does my character asks you to care about her and she gives you completely free rein to dislike her. She doesn't give a damn. She is dastardly but fun to watch'

Rosamund told Graham Norton recently: 'I think it lets the audience off the hook – because at no point does my character asks you to care about her and she gives you completely free rein to dislike her. She doesn't give a damn. She is dastardly but fun to watch'

Rosamund told Graham Norton recently: ‘I think it lets the audience off the hook – because at no point does my character asks you to care about her and she gives you completely free rein to dislike her. She doesn’t give a damn. She is dastardly but fun to watch’ 

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