Saltburn star Rosamund Pike has admitted that she appeared in one scene of the film that she really shouldn’t have.
The Oscar nominee appeared on Claudia Winkleman’s Radio 2 show at the weekend to discuss the film, which has dominated conversation on both sides of the Atlantic since its release on Amazon Prime last month.
During the conversation, Rosamund revealed that to try and help the cast bond, director Emerald Fennell parked everyone’s trailer “as far away from the set as possible,” in the hope that they would stick around rather than return between takes.
And apparently, it worked.Rosamund at the Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this month
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Rosamund recalls: “There was a great party atmosphere, and on the eve of shooting this party, the art department was preparing everything. Statues were garlanded, sequins decorated everything, throws on the lawn, pillows, chairs, candles – we felt like there was a party coming, you know!
“My character was supposed to have a little scene at the beginning, where he greets everyone, and then he has to go to bed. And I was going to let my hair down, because she had beautiful long hair, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to sleep!’.”
The Gone Girl star continued: “It was one o’clock in the morning, we were shooting until dawn, and I saw this huge feather headdress.
“They had just moved to the seedy part of the party, where there was a DJ and it was in one of the outhouses… and I thought, ‘actually, I know what Elspeth is going to do. She’ll put on her pajamas, put on her sunglasses, put on her feathered headdress, and she’ll go back to the party’. So I did that.
“And they said, ‘do you think Emerald would be really mad?’, and I said, ‘I don’t think she’ll like it, I think she’ll like it’. So I showed up at the party again.”
Earlier this month, Rosamund shared her honest feelings about Saltburn, admitting that watching the divisive film for the first time made her feel a bit “uncomfortable” and “shocked”.
Listen to Rosamund Pike’s full Radio 2 interview here.