Gal Gadot did ‘Wonder Woman’ reshoots while pregnant

Gal Gadot already revealed that she found out she was pregnant while shooting Justice League, but in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly Gadot said that she was pregnant during Wonder Woman reshoots as well. In fact, they had to make her a special costume so that they could remove her “baby bump” in post-production.

Costumers cut an ample triangle from the front of her suit, replacing it with a bright green cloth that would allow the special effects department to alter her figure in post-production, EW reports. “On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman,” Gadot said. “On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins spoke about some of the things Gadot had to do while pregnant. “She’s pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others,” she said. “There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it.”

“Now, at least, we will be able to tell her [new] daughter Maya that she’s in her mom’s stomach right then, in the middle of that battle scene,” she added.

“Part of what we were doing was augmenting some of the final action piece,” Wonder Woman producer Chuck Roven said. “She couldn’t do a huge amount of physical activity but she was being aggressive. She still had to be fierce. That was special. I’ve been doing this for awhile but I’ve never that had that experience before.”

Gadot gave birth to her daughter Maya last month.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly