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Rosamund Pike is ‘savouring every minute’ of being a lesbian icon

Lily Wakefield
·2-min read

Rosamund Pike, lesbian icon, said she is “savouring every minute” of her new title after winning a Golden Globe for her starring role in I Care A Lot.

Sunday night’s (28 February) Golden Globes ceremony saw celebrities appear at the awards remotely, with some in black tie and others in pyjamas.

Pike accepted the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture for her starring role in the new Netflix film I Care A Lot from a hotel room, wearing a huge, bright red, tulle gown and combat boots.

In the film, Pike plays con artist Marla Grayson, a court-appointed guardian who steals from the elderly.

The relationship between the protagonist and her girlfriend and business partner Fran, played by Mexican actor Eiza González, captured the hearts of queer viewers, with many branding them lesbian icons.

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Rosamund Pike ‘honoured’ by lesbian icon title

Asked by Variety whether she knew she was now a lesbian icon and what she thought of it, Pike responded: “I am honoured by it. I am delighted by it. I am savouring every minute of it.

“Because, goodness me, to be accepted, isn’t that what we all want? And if Marla and Fran have been accepted in the public imagination, then that is just magnificent.”

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Rosamund Pike also revealed that she and her I Care a Lot co-star Eiza González had become “so close” after playing lesbian lovers in the film.

She said: “Eiza González was the first person to call me, right after I made my speech, she was the first one off the buzzer with a FaceTime, my wife.

“We got so close, and what a wonderful thing it was.”

Asked about her incredible Molly Goddard dress, she said: “It’s extraordinary to be all dressed up in a hotel room on your own, all dressed up and nowhere to go… I did have some more sensible options, but I thought this is an outlying year that calls for outlying options.”