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Rosamund Pike Confirms What We Suspected All Along About 2005's Doom

Throughout her career, actress Rosamund Pike has made a name for herself in several notable roles. Pike rose to prominence as double-crossing agent Miranda Frost in the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day." Her early filmography also includes roles in the 2005 film "Pride & Prejudice," 2012's "Wrath of The Titans," 2016's "A United Kingdom," and 2020's "I Care A Lot." She earned a best actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2014 David Fincher film "Gone Girl" (via The Hollywood Reporter).

However, Pike's career has experienced some dips alongside those big wins. One of the notable low points on her resumé is the 2005 film "Doom." The movie, in which she co-stars with Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson in the early days of his film career, was a critical and commercial flop. Per Rotten Tomatoes, the film adapted from the first-person shooter video game of the same name earned only 17% from critics and 34% from audiences. It also exited the box office with a domestic total of $28.2 million and a worldwide gross of $58 million on a budget of $60 million (per Box Office Mojo).

In a recent interview promoting her upcoming Amazon show "The Wheel of Time," Pike discussed the film and her role as Samantha Grimm in the film. In doing so, she confirmed what we suspected all along about 2005's "Doom."

Pike admitted she was unaware of the popularity of the Doom video game

In a November interview with Collider, Rosamund Pike expressed regret for how she approached her role in "Doom," saying that she didn't understand the importance of the 1993 "Doom" video game. "I feel partly to blame in that respect because 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. I wasn't a gamer. I didn't understand," Pike said while reflecting back on the role.

She continued, "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." Pike then went on to say that, if she had understood the significance of the game amongst fans, it would've helped her preparation for the film. It was only after the movie's release in October 2005 that she has gained friends who've clued her in on what the video game means to them.

"Doom" can currently be seen on HBO Max.