British-born actress Rosamund Pike recently revealed the unique way she thought to store her awards.
The 42-year-old snagged a “Golden Globe” award for her character in the movie “I Care A Lot.” She shared that instead of putting her accolades on a mantle for everyone to see, she prefers to ‘bury’ them in the garden with just a “little part of it showing.”
She opened up about this storage method in a chat with Ellen Degeneres on her show on Wednesday. The actress explained that she found putting her awards on display awkward.
The ‘Imposter Syndrome’
On the show, Degeneres asked the actress if the speculations about her award habits were correct.
Pike confirmed the rumors, elaborating that it was probably a ‘deeply psychological’ form of ‘imposter syndrome.’ She explained that hiding her awards in her garden came down to her feeling ‘uneasy’ about being too showy.
She added that displaying any award in the home, made her feel awkward as she could not fathom how people interact with them when they come home. To avoid doing so, she buries hers in the garden with just bits and parts showing.
Keeping Treasures For The Future
The “Gone Girl” star found humor in her habit as she shared that she found it amusing that people who will purchase her house in the future will find pieces of metal amid the flowers.
In addition, she mentioned that it’s also amusing to her because in the future, people will probably have to dig out the pieces, which will in itself, feel like treasure hunting. Oh we got that right! Pike has a thing for undergrounds and treasures.
Who else wants to see how these awards are buried in the garden? We know we do.
The Bookies Were Wrong
Pike also shared her thoughts about winning the “Golden Globe” award for the category of Best Actress. She said that the recognition came as a surprise while saying she and her family take guidance from professional bet placers on awards.
The actress mentioned that they usually looked to the bookies in every corner in England in her family.
The bookies would then confirm that the odds of her winning the award was at best “one in five.” However, she won the prize in the wee hours of the morning.
Pike Said She Stayed In A Ghost Hotel
Pike also gave brief details of the “ghostly hotel” she stayed in Prague at the award time. She disclosed that she enquired about other guests in the hotel at the check-in point, but was amused to hear that she was the only guest at the hotel.
Further inquiries about how a hotel could have a single guest in a bustling city revealed that the strict COVID protocols only made it possible to rent a hotel room for business, not pleasure.
Pike then added that she wouldn’t have been able to book a room for a romantic night, but she could book one to win the “Golden Globe” award potentially.