Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot looks back on polarizing ‘Imagine” video

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During the early days of the global pandemic, I think everyone was looking for some kind of way to ease through the pain of quarantine and lockdowns that had us confined to our homes. Celebrities often try to lend a helping hand in times like these and sometimes their efforts are met with praise while other times their attempts are met with collective eye rolls. WONDER WOMAN 1984 star Gal Gadot found herself in the latter category when she organized a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" with many of her celebrity friends. I actually covered that story here on the site and most of the comments weren't expressing how thankful they were for the cover, in fact, most of them downright hated it and didn't like the message being sent from Gadot and her celebrity counterparts that are way more financially secure than most and probably have no problem locking down behind their mansion doors. Because Gadot and the others were singing a song about how possessions don't matter, the video was labeled as "tone-deaf" by countless critics and now Gadot is looking back on the video that most found "cringe-worthy."

Gadot admits in a new interview with "Vanity Fair" that the "Imagine" video didn't turn out quite as well as she had been hoping for, even though her heart was in the right place:

"Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it's just not the right good deed. I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world. I started with a few friends, and then I spoke to Kristen [Wiig]. Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game. But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn't transcend."

I think Gadot can be forgiven for trying to spread a little love, even if it didn't come off as intended. It's clear that her heart was in the right place and she was trying to use her large platform to add some levity to a pretty dire situation. Maybe if the video didn't come out in March, at the start of quarantine and businesses shuttering nationwide, it would've been better received by most but I don't think she should be faulted for trying to do something good during a pretty unprecedented time.

What Gadot likely won't get wrong is her return as Wonder Woman in WONDER WOMAN 1984. The film is scheduled to come out on Christmas Day after several delays due to the pandemic and seeing as how 2020 has pretty much derailed every single major studio release this year, I'm thinking the film will be shifted once again to 2021 so it can reach its optimum audience. Gadot also has DEATH ON THE NILE on deck with the Agatha Christie adaptation expected to hit screens on December 18, 2020. Lastly, It was announced this week that Gadot will be re-teaming with director Patty Jenkins on a CLEOPATRA biopic with Gadot set to star. Pretty sure her continued success has made the "Imagine" video seem like a blip on an otherwise stellar career that is only continuing to prosper.

Do YOU think the "Imagine" video was misguided?

Source: Vanity Fair

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