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.

Rosamund Pike played a scheming wife in  Gone Girl
Rosamund Pike played a scheming wife in Gone Girl

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.

"There's no actress who wouldn't dream of a character like that. As an actor, you think, I am 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.

"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," she adds.