Gyllenhaal insists she was singled out for the role as Batman's lover Rachel Dawes by director Chris Nolan, and believes she will bring a new angle to the superhero's love interest, unlike Holmes, whom she replaced.
She says, "I'm not thinking of it as a role that anyone's played before. I'm not walking into Katie Holmes' performance. I'm thinking of it as an opportunity to play somebody who's alive and smart. Chris asked me to do this because he wanted me, not because he wants some generic lady in a dress."
Wow, that's some serious bashing.