“Film stardom is a volatile business and also an inescapably public one. There is endless speculation about rising and falling stock, who’s up and who’s down, who’s promising and who’s past it.
“As actors see themselves as artists, they understandably reject the idea that they are also commodities. It’s the work, darling, always the work.
“But there are moments when the hyperbolic prominence of the work is such that it amounts to a kind of personal IPO, a direct declaration to the market: buy me. And that moment has arrived for Rosamund Pike.
“With her co-starring role in David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestselling thriller Gone Girl, Pike is strapped into the driving seat of a speeding, honking, all-lights-flashing Hollywood juggernaut.”
Read more: The Guardian