Pike appears on the cover of September’s Variety. She talks about paying her way through drama school, appearing naked in Hitchcock Blonde, working with Fincher, and plans to take a break from acting to have her second child. On the Gone Girl role that A-list actresses from Reese Witherspoon to Olivia Wilde had wanted:
I was unbelievably excited and unbelievably scared. You suddenly feel so small. I thought, ‘I’m embarking on this thing I’ve always wanted.’ … Someone is giving me that chance, which is something I’ve wanted since I’ve been a tiny girl.