Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman because she turned down a major ‘Man of Steel’ role

Gal Gadot impressed everyone in the room during her Wonder Woman audition for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but she almost didn’t have that chance!

While speaking to Israeli website Xnet, Gadot spoke about how important karma is in her life, and she gave a very revealing reason why! Here’s a rough translation via Bing Translator:

When I was 4 months pregnant with (my daughter) Alma, I got an offer to play the villain character in Superman. If I wasn’t pregnant I’d take the job, and there’s no way they would take me now to be Wonder Woman.


Based on Gadot’s comments, it sounds to me like she was offered the role of Faora in Man of Steel. A role that ultimately ended up going to Antje Traue instead.

This just goes to show you that everything happens for a reason! If Gadot wasn’t pregnant, she would have taken that Man of Steel role and never had a chance to be Wonder Woman — a much bigger (and more lucrative) part.