Marion Cotillard thinks people ''overreacted'' to her infamous 'Dark Knight Rises' death scene.

The 'Allied' star portrayed villain Miranda Tat/ Talia al Ghul in the 2012 superhero movie in which her character passed away abruptly, and the Hollywood actress admitted it was ''tough to be identified'' with the controversial scene.

She said: ''We're all in the same boat, and if sometimes it gets out of control, then everyone is involved.

''Sometimes there are failures, and when you see this on screen, you're thinking, 'Why? Why did they keep that take?' But either you blame everyone or nobody.

''But I thought people overreacted, because it was tough to be identified just with this scene.

''When I'm doing the best I can to find the authenticity in every character that I'm playing, it's tough to be known just for this scene.''

But Cotillard insists she ''wasn't affected'' by the hype surrounding the controversial scene, and found it helpful to ''laugh about it''.

Speaking to French website AlloCiné, she added: ''It's important to know how to laugh about this, and also, there are worse things in life.

''Even if there are things that can hurt you. But I wasn't really affected by this. I just thought the reaction was disproportionate, and it helps to laugh about it.''

Marion recently admitted she felt as though she was branded ''the worst actress on earth'' because of that one scene.

She said: ''Yes, it is not very good. But, come on, it is not the end of the world... For one scene, you become the worst actress on earth, when you're trying to do your best to reach a kind of authenticity? It was unfair.''