Why Rosamund Pike Didn’t Play Galadriel in Lord of the Rings

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While many fans wanted Rosamund Pike to portray the royal elf Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings film series, she was never offered the role.

The Academy-award nominated and Primetime Emmy-winning English actress has not starred in any of the epic fantasy adventure films based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Cate Blanchett (as Galadriel), Elijah Wood (as Frodo Baggins) in Lord of the RingsCate Blanchett (as Galadriel), Elijah Wood (as Frodo Baggins) in Lord of the Rings

According to “Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth,” the definitive history of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga by Ian Nathan that you can buy at Amazon, Cate Blanchett got the role as she was on the casting wishlist compiled by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens.

Rosamund Pike was suggested by fans to play Galadriel in Lord of the Rings but didn't get the roleRosamund Pike was suggested by fans to play Galadriel in Lord of the Rings but didn’t get the role

Portraying Amy Elliott Dunne in the 2014 American psychological thriller film Gone Girl, in September 2014 the lovely Rosamund Pike jetted off to Rome for the photocall for the film directed by David Fincher.

The then 35-year-old English actress looked radiant as she posed for photographs with a beautiful garden backdrop at the Hotel de Russie.

Rosamund Pike flaunts her legs at the Gone Girl photocall held at Hotel de Russie in RomeRosamund Pike flaunts her legs at the Gone Girl photocall held at Hotel de Russie in Rome, Italy, on September 12, 2014

Keeping her look simple and structured, Rosamund opted to wear a sophisticated shift dress in a gorgeous navy blue color.

Pregnant Rosamund Pike looked stunning in a navy blue shift dressPregnant Rosamund Pike looked stunning in a navy blue shift dress

The actress was four months pregnant with her second child, but her belly was well hidden by the loose-fitting frock. You could barely tell that she was pregnant!

Short-haired Rosamund Pike with fresh-faced makeupShort-haired Rosamund Pike with fresh-faced makeup

To finish the structured ensemble, she covered up with a navy blazer and wore a pair of ankle-strap heels.

We absolutely love her fresh-faced makeup, and the sleek short hair was the perfect do for this modern chic look.

Rosamund Pike shows off her sexy legs and feet in black heelsRosamund Pike shows off her sexy legs and feet in black heels

Deep navy blue looks great on most skin tones, making it a great choice regardless of the season or the event.

For a sophisticated day to evening look, check out the following gorgeous dress alternatives we found for you at Shopbop:

Three Dots Shift DressThree Dots Shift Dress in Evening Blue, $198

Diane von Furstenberg New Julian Two Wrap DressDiane von Furstenberg “New Julian” Two-Wrap Dress in Navy, $298

Keepsake Moonless DressKeepsake Moonless Dress, $160

Bec & Bridge Iodine Midi DressBec & Bridge “Iodine” Midi Dress, $280

Three Dots Ponte Cap Sleeve DressThree Dots Ponte Cap Sleeve Dress in Night Iris, $165

Credit: WENN / IPA / Daziram / Future Image / Avalon

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