Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs Superman, was a choice that fans have shown disappointment over since it was announced. They claimed she was too skinny to play the part because the iconic DC Comics heroine is an Amazon. Amazonians are supposed to be well endowed, or so we thought.
The actress chosen to play the role has been training for it, and Gal Gadot has a few things to say about it all. She told the press how she discovered that she had been chosen to begin with:
“I was just on my way to shooting at LA. I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadass Lichtenstein, called me. She says to me ‘Wonder Woman!’ and I’m like ‘What??’ – ‘The role is yours! … and it’s a secret and the news are not yet announced and you can’t tell anyone … ‘. I’m saying to her ‘Are you serious??’ – and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12 PM, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself ‘It’s not real!’ It shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like, ‘Where’s the champagne?'”
Much like for the rest of us, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman realization was a shock. Once the news had sunk in, and the public was made aware of it, she began realizing a few things we didn’t.
For one, the new super hero castings have been more intentionally politically correct. People we don’t expect are being given roles we think we know, and it’s a shock to everybody. Gadot had to start training to play the role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman, with exercises including “Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian … 1,000 and 1 things … I’ll gain body mass.”
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Another realization Gal Gadot had about Wonder Woman was that the fans were generally wrong about what kind of body amazons would have:
“Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts … anyone can buy … By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book’ … it’d be problematic.”
According to Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is something she would have to grow into, but she has definitely shot down fan hate over her role in Batman vs Superman.
[image via Gal Gadot | Actress Portal Zone, Todofondosdecomics.com]