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Rosamund Pike shuns praise

Rosamund Pike doesn’t like to read what’s written about her performances.

The British star is having a mammoth year, with two new movies being released over the next month and drama Gone Girl, slated for an October debut, already attracting Oscar buzz.

Despite her success, 35-year-old Rosamund shuns the complimentary reviews written about her.

“I don’t read things like that, I find it so hard to judge,” Rosamund confessed when British TV host Eamonn Holmes quizzed her on Gone Girl.

“I mean I have seen the film but when you’re... when it’s you it is very, very hard to have any idea how the ride an audience will go on [will be].”

The film co-stars Ben Affleck and is a dark tale based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn.

It’s not all doom and gloom for the actress though, as she’s also teamed up with Simon Pegg for the second time in uplifting flick Hector and the Search for Happiness.

“The film certainly makes you think about happiness. It is the modern obsession isn’t it? It’s sort of in a world of... We’re luckily not living though a war in our country, and I think we all have a pretty good level of comfort really compared to perhaps how our grandparents lived,” she explained.

“And I think it’s made us a little unstable about what happiness is. Because the film’s message is you need it all, you need the chaos of life; you need the flip side of it in order to value it.”

Looking towards 2015, Rosamund will be starring in the big screen remake of classic kids show Thunderbirds.

She plays Lady Penelope, and is certain fans of the original won’t be disappointed.

“I’m very excited because I think it will be an incarnation that will appeal to the old fans and new generation,” she enthused.

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