It turns out that the actress who portrayed Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, was almost cast as Barbie at one point in her career. It’s hard to imagine the Amazonian warrior as a blonde plastic doll, but it just goes to show how versatile Gadot is as an actress. While we may never see her in the iconic Barbie role, it’s safe to say that she will continue to captivate audiences with her powerful performances.
During the casting process for Greta Gerwig’s highly successful film, Barbie, there were several actors being considered for both the roles of Barbie and Ken. However, Gal Gadot stood out from the rest. In May, Margot Robbie, who produced the film and played the lead role, expressed her desire for Gadot to play the lead. According to Robbie, Gadot possessed the perfect amount of “Barbie energy.” She explained that Gadot was not just stunningly beautiful but also genuinely sincere, enthusiastically kind, and almost dorky. She stated that Gadot embodied all the right qualities to bring the character of Barbie to life.
Gal Gadot was present at the premiere of “Barbie” in Los Angeles just before the commencement of the actor’s strike. She responded positively when asked about Margot Robbie’s compliment about her. Gadot praised Robbie, calling her funny, warm, fun, and smart, and said that she would love to work with her on any project. Gadot was touched by Robbie’s comments and expressed her excitement for the success of “Barbie,” which has made history by earning $1 billion at the box office within its first 17 days of release. While Gadot is loved by many, it’s hard to imagine anyone better suited for the final line of the film or nailing the fashionable press tour, especially considering how inspiring the 1975 Barbie still is.