Interview Magazine spoke to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Gal Gadot about her transition from modeling to acting in Hollywood and her life changing role of Wonder Woman. Here are some of the highlights:
Gadot on wanting to play strong women on screen
“When I just started as an actress, you go to L.A. and the managers and the agency set up general meetings with directors and writers. They always ask you the same questions: “What are you looking for? What types of movie would you like to do?” And I always said, “I’m open.” I’m very open to all different genres because I’m a very open-minded girl. But eventually, I told them that I wanted to be able to show the stronger side of women. I didn’t want to do the obvious role that you see in Hollywood most of the time, which is the heartbroken girl who’s waiting to be rescued by the guy, blah, blah, blah. I wanted to do something different. Little did I know that I would land Wonder Woman not long after.”
Gadot on getting to portray a strong woman like Wonder Woman
Oh, my God, I’m so excited about this role. I feel like I’ve been given a huge opportunity to inspire people, not only women. And not because of me but because of who Wonder Woman is and what she stands for. There’s a lot of responsibility. But I have the best team and the best people to work with. It’s going to be an amazing ride, knock on wood.
Gadot on the responsibility of pleasing superhero fans with Wonder Woman
No matter what you do, you can never please them all. People will always have something to say because that’s the way people are. And it’s okay. But for me, it’s my job. It’s my career. It’s my art. Whatever I do, I take it very seriously and I do my research and I give it my best. I just want to be able to shine and inspire people. And it’s not just about me. It’s the script and the story and the acting. I hope people are going to love it.
Gadot also showed the world why she’s Israel’s top model in a sexy photo shoot that complimented the Interview Magazine piece. Check out the photos in the gallery below.
Head on over to Interview Magazine to read the full interview and learn more about Gal Gadot, the actor.