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Gone Girl: How Tom Cruise Helped Rosamund Pike With the Movie



Tom Cruise to the rescue!

When Rosamund Pike was freaking out about starting to shoot Gone Girl, she turned to the Hollywood superstar for help.

Pike happened to be suffering from a nasty flu the night before cameras were set to roll on director David Fincher's adaptation of the novel of the same name. She had a 103-degree fever and threw up three times. To make matters even more intense, this would be the first time Pike would be on a movie set on the first day.

"I thought, 'I've got to reach out to somebody who has been in this position,'" Pike, who stars in the thriller opposte Ben Affleck, tells Ramin Setoodeh in the new issue of Variety.




So she fired off an email to Cruise, her co-star in Jack Reacher. Pike said he wrote her back about his worries when he was an unknown shooting 1981's Taps. "Trust yourself," Cruise told Pike, according to Variety. "You're in the hands of a great director. You're ready."


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