In an interview, the Israeli female actor talked about her experience of filming while pregnant, her significant weight gain of 17 pounds of muscle, and even meeting the first-ever Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter.
Gal Gadot, the star of Wonder Woman, reveals that her husband is her biggest supporter as she takes on the iconic role. Despite the challenging scenes involving horse riding and sword fighting, Gal managed to complete some of them while pregnant with her daughter Maya, who even got to make an appearance in the film through special effects. Gal has another daughter, Alma, who is five years old. She expressed her happiness at having Maya be a part of the movie with her and even mentioned that her newborn daughter has an entry on IMDB, which she finds amusing since it took her years to get one herself.
Gal, who appeared alongside Chris Pine in the movie, revealed that she had to put on 17 pounds of muscle for her portrayal of Wonder Woman.
Despite being pregnant with her second daughter, Gal Gadot managed to film her scenes for Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress has an impressive CV, having served in the military, competed in Miss Universe, and rides a motorbike. She juggled her intense training with caring for her daughter Alma on set, which her husband, Yaron Versano, finds admirable. Her standalone movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, is breaking glass ceilings as the first superhero movie of this millennium directed by a woman and the biggest opening weekend box office taking for a female director ever, raking in £172million. Gal will reprise her role in Justice League, out in November, and is proud to be a female superhero that girls can look up to.
The famous Israeli performer revealed that her partner, Yaron Versano, is fond of her portrayal of the iconic superhero, Wonder Woman.
Gal, a former model, takes pride in being a positive role model for her daughters, Alma and Maya. Her career path could have been entirely different if she had landed the first role she auditioned for – as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace. Although Bond girls are iconic, few serve as strong female role models. Gal was born to parents who were a teacher and an engineer, respectively. After growing to a height of 5ft 10in, she became a basketball star in school. Like all Israeli citizens, she was required to serve in the military at age 20, where she spent two years as a combat trainer. Following her military service, she pursued a degree in law and international relations. While competing in beauty pageants on the side, she was discovered by a modelling agency and later approached by a British casting director to audition for Bond. Gal reflects on that experience and says that, despite not being an actress at the time, everything happens for a reason.
Assuming the role of the iconic Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot admits that her previous failed pursuits pushed her to become an actress. After relocating to the United States, she landed a recurring part as Gisele Yasharin in the Fast and Furious film series. However, it was her portrayal of the formidable Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, that catapulted her to global fame. Although her background in the military proved useful in preparing for the role, the journey was not without its challenges. Gal underwent months of intensive physical training, consuming a diet of pasta and salmon, to gain 17 pounds of muscle mass.
During the premiere of Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot met Lynda Carter, who played the iconic superhero in the 1970s TV series. Gal revealed that when she first started training for the role, she could not do a single pull-up. She trained tirelessly during breaks on set to become more physically fit and adapt to the tight costumes. Despite the initial discomfort, Gal loved the costume’s strength and sexiness. However, it was challenging to wear during filming in England’s winter weather. Gal formed an instant friendship with Lynda Carter and admired her energy, wit, and sass. The creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, designed the superhero after two women: his feminist wife and a mistress who lived with him and his wife in a love triangle. His mistress wore large bronze bracelets as she did not have a wedding ring, just like Wonder Woman.