But speaking at the movie's Los Angeles premiere, she confessed that Maya wasn't an easy character to embody.
"It was a dark time," she said. "I love all the characters I play but this one I was very happy to leave."
"I rehearsed this movie for three months before filming, we filmed for about four months and that's nothing compared to what Maya did," she explained.
"I tried to put myself in a situation where even when I finished working I'd come home and still be in it."
"I made copies of pictures of the terrorists and hung them in my hotel room so I would always be in that environment and always have that in my mind."