Rosamund Pike reveals more about new show The Wheel Of Time
Strap in, Wheel Of Time fans. Rosamund Pike has revealed more about the upcoming Amazon series based on the beloved Robert Jordan books.
With filming taking place in Prague, much has been kept under wraps about what promises to be yet another huge hit for the streaming service. And, given the fantasy setting, Amazon possibly hopes The Wheel Of Time could be its Game Of Thrones.
BALANCE chatted with Rosamund ahead of the release of Marie Curie biopic Radioactive, and we simply had to pick the brains of one of Britain’s greatest actors about Wheel Of Time, a series that’s set for a 2021 release. After all, the Oscar nominated star plays key character Moiraine Damodred.
Rosamund explains: “I’m shooting a television series for Amazon called The Wheel Of Time, which is based on 14 passionately beloved novels by a man called Robert Jordan.
“It is a fantasy world grounded very much in a reality. It is a world in which there is magic and tremendous power, but they are also very human.
“It is really wonderful. I am a mysterious character who comes into a small town and takes five friends on a journey that will change them forever.
“We are on the road; she is a sort of guide character, I suppose. And I am loving it!
“It is a very rich world. Robert Jordan was a veteran of the Vietnam War and he was striving for balance – he was trying to make sense of a world torn apart.
“It’s all about how our actions affect the future and what responsibility one takes, in this, your life on earth. We have these great weather patterns storming through us, that are so relevant.
“It’s great – it’s a big world of epic adventure.
“This character calls me, for a reason, I’m sure.”
“I’ve played a lot of intelligent women who have suffered a huge amount and I wanted to do something different and explore some different things.
“And one thing about Moraine, my character, is that she has tremendous calm. She’s quite enigmatic and very layered. She has many facets.
“Her outward seeming thing is that she’s very calm and I thought, ‘There’s a reason this has come into my life!’
“She is very calm, and yet within her she knows she has tremendous power, and that’s very interesting.
“It’s a bit like with Marie Curie – when you know you have radium in your hands!”
Radioactive is in cinemas from 20 March; The Wheel Of Time will be on Amazon in 2021