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Gal Gadot talks the appeal of Wonder Woman, her favorite weapon & more

10.11.2016

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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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9:47AM on 10/12/2016
Now that Wonder Woman is bisexual I wouldn't mind seeing her lez out with some hot amazons.
Now that Wonder Woman is bisexual I wouldn't mind seeing her lez out with some hot amazons.
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5:37AM on 10/12/2016

Hmm

Her comments are a little weird to me, but what we've seen so far looks promising. Granted every DCEU movie thus far has had a better trailer than actual movie, so I guess we'll see. I would have made this neutral, but the red comment below me was shallow and judgmental, so I needed to make this green to balance that out.
Her comments are a little weird to me, but what we've seen so far looks promising. Granted every DCEU movie thus far has had a better trailer than actual movie, so I guess we'll see. I would have made this neutral, but the red comment below me was shallow and judgmental, so I needed to make this green to balance that out.
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11:04PM on 10/11/2016

She's the worst

Toothpick model woman is no Wonder Woman. She is nothing but eye candy, and everything wonder woman was created to fight in society. Why couldn't they get an actress with some acting skills and isn't looking like she has an eating disorder.
Toothpick model woman is no Wonder Woman. She is nothing but eye candy, and everything wonder woman was created to fight in society. Why couldn't they get an actress with some acting skills and isn't looking like she has an eating disorder.
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5:34AM on 10/12/2016
It's the nature of Hollywood. It took this long to even get a female lead superhero movie. It will probably be even longer before they are willing to have one lead who doesn't have the benefit of Hollywood's idea of eye candy. We don't really know what this woman can do as an actress yet, and what we've seen of her in action from the trailer is promising. A lot of it is in how you sell it, combined with how the director presents it. She seemed fine in BvS too from the little bit we got.
It's the nature of Hollywood. It took this long to even get a female lead superhero movie. It will probably be even longer before they are willing to have one lead who doesn't have the benefit of Hollywood's idea of eye candy. We don't really know what this woman can do as an actress yet, and what we've seen of her in action from the trailer is promising. A lot of it is in how you sell it, combined with how the director presents it. She seemed fine in BvS too from the little bit we got. Yes I too wish we had gotten a more physically correct interpretation of the character, but hey, it also took us decades to get a properly buff Superman. Sometimes you just have to accept the baby steps. I'm just saying, don't write her off before giving her a fair shot. She seems to love the character, and it's not like you would have turned down the offer if you were in her position. She is super powered, so, like with Superman, her body really doesn't have a lot to do with her physical ability anyway, if you think about it.
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