Rosamund Pike Talks Bonding With Co Star David Tennant For What We Did On Our Holiday

Rosamund Pike has been chatting to the Daily Mail about how she likes to get to know her co stars before she begins work with them on a project and she has spoken about how she and David Tennant bonded with each other and their on screen children on a day out at Chessington World Of Adventures before filming on their new movie, What We Did On Our Holiday, began.

"It was a bonding day," Rosamund said of the trip she and David took with their young co stars - Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull. She added "We had a lovely, but quite difficult day," mostly because David was apparently mobbed by fans as the group explored the zoo and went on rides.

In What We Did On Our Holiday David and Rosamund play a warring couple going through a terrible divorce who travel, with their three young children, from their home in London to Scotland to celebrate the children's grandfather's birthday.

Rosamund believes the day out at Chessington really helped with the film saying "I really believed in us as a family — I believed in the five of us,"

Much of the filming took place in a big house in Scotland and Rosamund says they were one big happy family on and off set "We made the grounds of that house our own, and had our base camp there. We had a sitting room where we’d read the papers, watch YouTube, muck around with the children. We’d go for dinner in the evenings. There was a tribe of children on the set once the school holidays started — my son Solo came up.  David had a newborn baby, so his children didn’t come up," Rosamund added.

"Everybody was tearful when it became time to go and I think it was a really profound experience for those children. Harriet, the little one, had never done any filming before, and Bobby and Emilia were lovely, too."

Rosamund also revealed that she was so in love with the "beautiful, funny and charming"  script for What We Did On Our Holiday that she dropped out of a big Hollywood film to take part in the project.
"I didn’t want to know the outcome of the screen test. I wanted to do What We Did On Our Holiday. I got my agent to withdraw me from the big Hollywood film, and asked him to say yes to What We Did On Our Holiday.  I think it was the extraordinary way they deal with what it is to grow up, with adults behaving like children, and children behaving like adults, and the way we tolerate each other. 
There was something very real about the way people misunderstand, continually, those they live closest to, and sometimes it takes a child to penetrate that."

What We Did On Our Holiday opens in cinemas across the UK on 26th September 2014

Watch the trailer below: