Gal Gadot talks the appeal of Wonder Woman, her favorite weapon & more
Although the DCEU may not have gotten off to the unanimously positive start which Warner Bros. was hoping it would, there's still plenty of projects in DC's upcoming slate for us to look forward to, including Patty Jenkins' WONDER WOMAN. The iconic DC hero celebrates her 75th anniversary this year and Gal Gadot took some time out in order to speak with Variety about the secret behind Wonder Woman's long-lasting appeal, whether it was important for a female director to helm the film, her favourite Wonder Woman weapon and more.
Gal Gadot on the appeal of Wonder Woman:
She’s relatable. She has the heart of a human and is very compassionate, but her experiences — or lack of them, her naiveté, really — make her interested in everything around her and able to view the world in a way that we’d all like to: with a genuine curiosity.
On whether it was important for a female director to direct WONDER WOMAN:
I don’t think it’s a gender kind of thing. Maybe because we’re telling a story of a girl growing up and becoming a woman, it’s easier for it to be told by someone who was once a girl and became a woman. I feel like Patty Jenkins was the right person for the movie because she was the right person for the movie. She knew exactly how she wanted to tell her story. She knew exactly what she wanted to get. She’s brilliant and smart and so passionate.
On Patty Jenkins' vision for the story of WONDER WOMAN:
For her it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives. We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world.
On her favourite Wonder Woman weapon:
I like the lasso of truth. There is something so beautiful about the fact that people have to tell the truth when they have the lasso around them. And it’s not too violent.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman when I walked into BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE earlier this year, but I definitely exited the theater as a fan and am looking forward to seeing how Gadot's character will grow in her upcoming standalone film on June 2, 2017 as well as JUSTICE LEAGUE on November 17, 2017.
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