Weighing in on her 2005 video game movie that became a critical and commercial flop, the ‘Wheel of Time’ actress explains the reason why she only has herself to blame.
AceShowbiz –Rosamund Pike is still embarrassed by her 2005 video game movie “Doom“, insisting she should never have been part of the film. The Brit starred alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Karl Urban in the critical and commercial flop, and admits she only has herself to blame because she had no right starring in a video game adaptation.
“I think I failed just through ignorance and innocence to understand, to fully get a picture of what ‘Doom’ meant to fans at that point,” she told Collider. “I wasn’t a gamer. I didn’t understand. If I knew what I knew now, I would have dived right into all of that and got fully immersed in it like I do now. And I just didn’t understand.”
“I feel embarrassed, really. I feel embarrassed that I was sort of ignorant of what it meant and I didn’t know how to go about finding out because the internet wasn’t the place it is now for the fans to speak up. I wouldn’t have known where to find them. I do now! In fact, I now have many friends who were massive fans of the game and I just wish I had known them then.”
Learning from that experience, Pike ensured that she did not make the same mistake with “The Wheel of Time“. She explained, “I fully embraced the fan culture of this book series. I’ve spent hours finding out what they love and hearing what they have to say and seeing what they discuss on the chat rooms and all of that.”
“And I just wish I had known to do that for ‘Doom’,” the 42-year-old added. “So it’s a source of kind of regret for me that – I just didn’t know enough about the business to be perfectly honest.”
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