Washington, Jan 10: 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.