The Inglourious Basterds star, who tasted TV success as the star of U.S. drama The Bridge, is convinced there are more complex storylines and characters on television.

"I feel like television has taken over so much that there's a whole new platform for actors and talent to grow," she tells People.com. "What (movie) studios are producing is not really all that interesting to me anymore."

And the actress knows exactly what show she would like to appear on.

"Oh my God, I love House of Cards," she says.

The 39-year-old is not the only actress who feels TV is more than an equal to films these days - The Help star Viola Davis insists she doesn't appreciate it when people hold her film resume in higher regard than her TV work.

"People always say, 'Don't you feel bad leaving your movie career for TV?' And the only thing I can say is, 'What movie career did I have?'" she told Variety last month (Jun16). "I do five or eight days on a movie, I get my salary, and then it would be over and I would be on to the next (movie), doing my five days of work, and that was it. I think people have in their minds that movies are just more prestigious. I think that's changed now."

Meanwhile, Diane has also been vocal about the movie industry in the last few months and has spoken out about gender equality in Hollywood and the pay gap.

"I have yet to be paid the same amount as a male co-star, and absolutely I've been labelled a b**ch, or difficult to work with, when I've spoken up about something," she told U.S. Town & Country magazine. "Or it's, 'She doesn't really know what she's talking about.'"

The issue of wage inequality has become a hot topic in the film industry ever since Patricia Arquette delivered a rousing call for equal pay at the 2015 Academy Awards. Other big names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain have all spoken out about the pay gap.