The 'Nothing's Real But Love' singer told The Sun that she wants to take on a "dark" and "emotional" project.
"I always thought I'd like to act," she said. "Let's see who offers me a role. I'd like something quite dark and interesting, something really emotional that you can get into.
"I wouldn't like nothing too light. If I was gonna do it, I'd like to get proper stuck into a challenge."
The X Factor runner-up recently teased that her debut solo album Heaven includes a track "about people who are really ambitious... but then forget what's real".
Rebecca Ferguson's Heaven is released on December 5.
Watch Rebecca Ferguson chat to Digital Spy about her new album below: