Rosamund Pike Recalls Sex Scene with Neil Patrick Harris: It Felt 'Inappropriate'

by Jackie Willis 10:30 AM PDT, September 09, 2014
Photo: Glamour Magazine

Rosamund Pike has an awkward sex scene story for the record books.

The 27-year-old actress is playing Ben Affleck's wife Amy Dunne in the highly anticipated book-turned-movie Gone Girl, and admits to Glamour magazine that her intimate on-screen moment with Neil Patrick Harris was quite uncomfortable.

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"We were in hysterics in the editing room," Pike recalled seeing the scene. "It was very funny [doing rehearsals for our sex] scene. [Director] David [Fincher] left Neil and me alone on that set for like two hours to make sure we could do it. But when it's just the two of you, basically kind of f**king on a bed, it feels so inappropriate."

That being said, her scenes with Affleck seemed to go a little easier. "Ben [Affleck] and I would have these scenes that were very giggly and sort of romantic," she said. "And then we'd go into this very dark placeā€¦I tried to get us out of that."

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All in all, the role of Amy Dunne took a toll on the actress. "The most interesting thing is, my reaction was to laugh, to get sort of uncontrollable giggles. That was the most curious part of playing her: At the point where she's at her most powerful, it unnerved something in me."

To see just how creepy NPH is in this film, check out the trailer below:

Gone Girl
hits theaters Oct. 3, 2014.