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Gal Gadot on Wonder Woman, fan criticism, training, and more

December 26th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Art credit: Christopher Nico


Gal Gadot in her first interview since being cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, spoke with Israel’s entertainment show Good Evening with Guy Pines about learning she had won the part, fan criticism about her physicality, and the training regimen she’s about to take on.

The interview was translated for Batman-news by a helpful reader so you can expect it may not be an exact word for word translation.

Where were you when you heard the news that you’d been cast as Wonder Woman?

“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?”

It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?

“Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. 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.”

So you’re not going to gain a little weight and start eating carbs before filming begins?

“It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and one things…I’ll gain body mass.”

If you understand Hebrew, you can check out her comments in the video below for yourself:

Gal Gadot’s first Wonder Woman interview… by BatmanNewsCom

Batman vs. Superman (or whatever) was scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder, and is now being rewritten by Chris Terrio. Snyder is directing. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel.

It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

Source: Batman-news

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