Former Bond girl Rosamund Pike today spoke of her terror at taking on the spy film’s swashbuckling role.
The actress played spiky fencing champion, Miranda Frost, in the last James Bond film, Die Another Day.
She told the Independent on Sunday’s Sunday Review magazine that the prospect of getting “seriously fit” was terrifying.
Pike said: “People don’t give you credit for nerves when you’re done up to look completely sophisticated and cool.”
She is now performing in a play, Hitchcock Blonde, in which there is a 10-minute nude scene.
Of that role, Pike said: “I don’t know what kind of emotions it conjures up in the audience. Whether it’s titillating or disturbing or embarrassing … or shamemaking.”