You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Taking on the role of a real-life individual isn’t always easy, and Rosamund Pike said there were times she felt discouraged about portraying late journalist Marie Colvin in “A Private War.”

“There were a couple of moments where I thought, ‘I’ve got to give up,'” Rosamund Pike said during her interview with John Krasinski for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

“One of her friends said, ‘You have to understand, I will never like anything that’s made about Marie,'” Pike said. “The next morning this taxi arrived at my door in London…one of her friends had sent me a sweater and a jacket that had belonged to Marie. The message was ‘keep going.'”

Popular on Variety

More Actors on Actors: Film

  • Regina King Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Maggie Gyllenhaal on How Intimacy Experts Can Help Young Actresses

    Maggie Gyllenhaal has done enough sex scenes in her career to know when to say no, but for actresses who are just starting out, she says an intimacy expert might be the best solution. “I have done so many sex scenes in my life; I have learned how to protect myself. I’m good with it. [...]

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal Regina King

    Actors on Actors: Regina King and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Full Video)

    During their conversation for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Kindergarten Teacher”) talked about how they choose roles and how Hollywood has changed for women. Popular on Variety

  • John KrasinskiVariety Actors on Actors, Day

    John Krasinski Reveals 'A Quiet Place' Birthing Scene Took One Take

    “I had been told — Rob Marshall, who just directed [Emily Blunt] in ‘Mary Poppins,’ said, ‘When you work with her, you’ll see,'” John Krasinski said during his interview for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” of directing his wife in “A Quiet Place.” “And I said, I know, I’m her biggest fan…and he said, ‘Nope, not until [...]

Most Popular

Access exclusive content