Pike plays MI7 behavioral psychologist Kate Sumner in the spy comedy directed by Oliver Parker. Sumner accesses suppressed memories of a mission that English botched in Mozambique and revives him with a kiss after he is drugged. Co-starring Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson.
I thought, well, I’ve spent eight years dismantling the Bond Girl image, so do I want to go back and tread that sort of territory again? And also if it’s going to be a big piss-take, maybe that’s not a very cool thing to do – I basically owe a whole career to a James Bond film. But I read the script, and it made me laugh, in spite of myself.