Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Rosamund Pike

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Because I am in love with her versatility.

Just this afternoon I watched ‘Wrath of the Titans‘ with a friend and saw that Rosamund Pike plays Andromeda, and if my memory serves me right Andromeda is the princess whom Perseus saved, and had a crush on him in the first Titans movie. She then becomes queen and transforms the character for me from damsel-in-distress to a total badass warrior.

I first encountered Rosamund Pike’s work in one of my treasured films, Pride and Prejudice. There she played Elizabeth Bennet’s elder sister, Jane Bennet (she marries the charming Mr. Bingley).


The stark contrast between the two characters she played totally astounded me. I mean, P&P is generally aimed at women and Titans at men, so the two works are as different as they come — one is a satire for Austenian society, the other a Greek epic. Jane is an introvert who is sometimes overshadowed by Elizabeth, while Queen Andromeda led an army against Kronos.

Suffice to say, I’m left thinking that Rosamund Pike is one helluva BAMF* to transform herself like that. Of course, I’ve seen her in action before in one of those James Bond movies… I think it was the one with Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry? Can’t be sure right now.

So yeah. She’s definitely becoming one of those actors/actresses that I would blindly watch their movie for, despite not knowing anything about it beforehand. She’s cool.

Over and out.

*For those who are unfamiliar with internet slang, BAMF is an acronym for something I’m too shy to fully type out. Try Googling it? :P

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Pride and Prejudice


Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Jane Bennet… oh, those characters we all know and love. (Yes, even Caroline.)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

It’s been ages since I’ve read the book — in 2007, to be precise, and even then I was so young I barely understood what was happening because of  the hard words and the relatively new (in an old way) sentence structure. I only read it because a classmate of mine recommended the story to me. She was talking about the movie, of course, but since I didn’t have a copy then, I went straight to the library to get the copy of the book.

I’ve seen the movie, of course. And by movie I mean the one with Keira Knightley as the witty Miss Eliza Bennet. It was only recently that I’ve come across a DVD copy of the television series… you know, the one with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy?

(Oh, Mr. Darcy!)

Ahem.

Anyhow, having seen the two different interpretations of Jane Austen‘s wonderful work, I’ve come to the conclusion that one: Matthew Macfadyen’s version of the proposal was much better, what with his deep, swoon-able voice working for him; and two: Colin Firth’s lake scene was certainly blush worthy. Now I know what the fuss was all about! =P

Certainly both interpretations were wonderful in their own right. The television series had more time, so it was the most accurate with the book. Yet, the movie was comical and Mrs. Bennet was less annoying. Yes, yes, I know. Mrs. Bennet is supposed to be annoying. But she irks me, all right? I just couldn’t stand it.

Now, I’m off to watch Macfadyen read Pride and Prejudice. Wanna watch it with me? Just go here.