Gal Gadot told Interview magazine that when it comes to taking on the superhero role of Wonder Woman, she’s determined to do it justice. Posing in lingerie, Gal revealed that she wants to inspire others both personally and professionally. And for 30-year-old Gadot as the mother of a 3-year-old daughter, that also means being careful about which roles she chooses, reported Interview magazine.
“You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better,” mused Gal about motherhood. “At the end of the day, I always tell myself that it is very, very important for me to be a good role model.”
Gadot makes it clear that she feels honored to portray Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, telling Interview magazine that she recognizes the responsibility inherent in playing a superhero.
“I feel like I’ve been given a huge opportunity to inspire people, not only women. And not because of me but because of who Wonder Woman is and what she stands for,” commented Gal.
As for those who contend that she’s too slim to play Wonder Woman, Gadot responded with a detailed account of her fitness background, telling Interview magazine precisely what she learned during her two years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), as well as about her childhood.
“My mom is a gymnastics teacher. So growing up I was never sitting watching TV in the afternoons. I always played ball outside in the backyard. I was a dancer for 12 years. I did tennis, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, you name it,” she said. “[In the IDF] I was a gym trainer on one of the bases in Israel. So my boot camp was longer than other boot camps. It was four months and all about sports, waking up at 6:30 a.m. and going for a run, doing push-ups…”
In addition, Gal emphasizes the quality of her food to fuel her Wonder Woman body, she told Harper’s Bazaar.
“I look at food as fuel and I want to give the best to my body,” said Gadot. “”It’s all a matter of measurements and quantity of the food; just enjoy your food…give the food the respect and give yourself the respect to enjoy it.”
And Gal needs that fuel now that she’s increased her workouts for Wonder Woman.
“I work out a lot now with Wonder Woman [Gadot is playing the superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out in 2016]. I can’t say too much about my training regime but we do work out a lot—we do a lot of different martial arts. But in my ordinary life when I don’t work, I like to paddle board and do TRX.”
As the Inquisitr reported, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal will star with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Then, in 2017, look for Gadot to take on the lead in the Wonder Woman movie, which will make history as the first film about a superhero to be directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.
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