It was in 2010 when Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike dropped all modern life crutches to experience India’s culture for the first time in an Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala. And that experience remains her to this day.
“I wrote a travel article. In fact, it was one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I went with my partner, actually very early in our relationship, which was probably (somewhat late) people said, ‘you have something,'” shares Pike without naming her friend with whom she took this detoxifying.
However, she admits that it had a positive impact on the relationship. “We went to the hospital together in the second week of our relationship. It was a great start,” she adds.
Returning to her time in the country, the 42-year-old reveals: “We had all our belongings taken away from us on arrival. We just got this pair of white pajamas. So, we were really stripped to our full essential self, without phones, no of the crutches of modern life, no cafe, no cigarettes, in his case, and no alcohol.
For the former Bond girl, it was a really interesting experience. “Ayurvedic philosophy is very good at supporting all kinds of things, from health to creativity to (helping with) writers’ block. I was really attracted to it,” says the actor, who was last seen in web series The wheel of time,
“I have met many Indian people with whom I had fascinating and interesting conversations. I feel that there is a lot of deep thinking in India. I have witnessed it. However, I feel that I still think I’m too bad about India know but I would love to go back, “she says.
Pike appeared on the scene in 2002 as a Bond girl Die Another day, She followed it up with films such as Pride & Prejudice, Gone Girl and Radioactive, and confirmed her position with significant roles. She again chose a strong character from Moiraine in the fantasy world of The wheel of time, based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy novels.
Opening it up: “With a lot of fantasy we’ve seen, they consist mostly of male worlds with the strange, unusual female character that comes up with enormous power and might after the fall. But in this world, women have the ability to to channel strengths in various areas.
That makes the story relevant today. When it comes to having that kind of gender balance in the sector, the actor states: “There are still ways to do it”.