Maggie Gyllenhaal told Batman role was stereotypical damsel in distressJanuary 10th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10(ANI): Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has revealed that her role in the latest batman returns sequel was more of a test for her.
The 30-year-old actress who replaced Katie Holmes to play Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight said that she had been expecting to play a stereotypical female role in the movie.
She admitted to have been pushed into making a powerful character.
Chris Nolan, the director, would joke about how I had to resign myself to being a little bit of a damsel in distress, Contactmusic quoted her as telling Metro.
“But he pushed me in other ways to make her a powerful character.”
“Of course, if you’re the girl in Batman, you’re going to be a damsel in distress to some extent,” Gyllenhaal admitted, “but she’s a really great character,”
Gyllenhaal said that she really likes her role in the film.
“I play a lawyer and have real relationships with the people I’m interacting with in the movie. She’s very smart and a real rounded person, she said.
Rachel is really clear about what’s important to her and unwilling to compromise her morals, which made a nice change, she added.
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