Rosamund Pike, who starred as a scheming wife in the David Fincher-directed ‘Gone Girl’, says playing Amy Dunne would be a dream role for any actress.
The thriller, based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling book of the same name, revolved around a man (Ben Affleck), whose wife disappears, leaving him as the prime suspect. Pike feels that though Amy was a dangerous person, she was “empowering” in a way, reported Collider.
“There’s no actress who wouldn’t dream of a character like that. As an actor, you think, ‘I’m never going to be good enough. I can see how far I want to reach with this and the potential, but I’m never going to reach it,'” she said in an interview.
“But the other side of that, is you go home and think, ‘I can do anything I want. This is so extreme. It’s a version of being a woman that isn’t contained in any way.’ She’s extreme. Yes, it’s a film about a murderess, but it’s very empowering, in some ways. It’s great to stretch every muscle and get to make good on every insane thought you’ve ever had.'”