Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair wrote that the film is "Smartly shot, detailed ...and performed" and called Pike's portrayal "a star-makingly good performance, spellbinding in its operatic mix of tones and temperatures." Todd Mc Carthy of The Hollywood Reporter reviewed that she "is powerful and commanding ...The film is a sequel to the 2003 film Johnny English and was a box office success, taking over 0 million.
She added: “I think they’re pleased with their names. They both, I think, encompass the spirit of independence.” The 37-year-old beauty elaborated further about her own childhood, explaining that being an only-child helped “shape a lot of her imagination.” “I definitely wanted people to play with.
That’s when you know.” And the actress – who has two children with her partner – admits it was difficult choosing their names.
Featuring opposite Ben Affleck, Pike was cast as Amy Dunne, a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary.
According to Fincher, Pike was his first choice for the role because he wanted someone who was not widely known, Pike having not appeared in any major leading role prior to the film's commencement, and because he found her enigmatic and couldn't easily read her.
She replaced Alexa Davalos, who had played the role in Clash of the Titans and had dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.
She also starred as Helen Rodin, the female lead alongside Tom Cruise in the thriller Jack Reacher, an adaptation of the novel One Shot by author Lee Child.
, the star explained why she's yet to marry her researcher boyfriend, 54.
"You try to do the right thing and the conventional thing, and it doesn't work, and then you're free again," she said, in reference to her past engagement to director Joe Wright. I'm not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right." PHOTOS: Celebs who haven't married Pike and Uniacke have been together since 2009.
In February 2016, she starred in the music video for Voodoo in My Blood by Massive Attack directly inspired by the subway scene with Isabelle Adjani in the movie Possession (1981) directed by Andrzej Żuławski.