Rosamund Pike has ‘deeply psychological’ need to bury her acting awards in her back garden

Gone Girl actor stipulated that she leaves them slightly exposed so onlookers can catch ‘an enticing glimpse’

Adam White@__adamwhite
Thursday 11 March 2021 12:13
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I Care a Lot actor Rosamund Pike at an event in 2019
I Care a Lot actor Rosamund Pike at an event in 2019

Rosamund Pike has revealed she has a “deeply psychological” need to bury her acting awards in her back garden.

The British actor took home a Golden Globe last month for her performance in the dark comedy I Care a Lot, and said to to Ellen DeGeneres that the trophy will suffer the same fate as her others.

While appearing on DeGeneres’s US talk show on Wednesday (10 March), Pike confirmed rumours that her back garden features a bizarre half-buried display of awards.

“It’s probably some deeply psychological… if you’ve got any psychiatrists or therapists in your audience, maybe they’ll say it’s probably some deep lying imposter syndrome,” she suggested. “I find it an uneasy thing to display any award in your home. How do people interact with them when they come home? … I think it’s awkward.”

Pike said that her awards are only half-buried in the ground, “with a little bit showing up, so you can have an enticing glimpse of a hand, or a… globe”, she said.

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She continued: “I think it’s amusing, because in the future when I’m dead and gone, or when someone else buys the house, there will be landscaping and they’ll hit metal and they’ll think they’ve found buried treasure, and in fact they’ve found a host of awards, and they’ll think, ‘What’s this about?’”

While Pike was only nominated for an Oscar and a Bafta for Gone Girl in 2015, she has won a host of other awards, including an Emmy, a British Independent Film Award and a Golden Schmoe award.

While collecting her Golden Globe in February, Pike memorably skewered Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani over his controversial participation in the Borat sequel.

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