‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot thanks Zack Snyder in Rising Star Award acceptance speech

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot was honored with the Rising Star Award last night at the Palm Springs Film Festival. During her acceptance speech, Gadot thanked Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder, who cast her as Wonder Woman and gave her a life-changing opportunity in Hollywood.

“Thank you so much for this honor,” Gadot said. “This is all very new to me and weird and I feel so humbled to be here, especially in a room filled with people that I’m inspired by and admire so much. Thank you. I’ve always felt that it was rewarding enough to do what I love and to work with such wonderful people. So to also be given this award is really, really special.

“Four years ago, I got tired of all the ‘no’s and the rejections that I just wanted to quit acting. But of course the universe works in mysterious and wonderful ways and I received a phone call that I got this very special part. Zack Snyder had this strong vision of who Wonder Woman should be and I am forever grateful that he gave me the opportunity to play this iconic character. Thank you Zack for believing in me.

“Working on Wonder Woman was a life-changing experience. This character represents so much that I believe in. She’s about doing the right thing, helping others, sticking to her beliefs, and she’s motivated by the most beautiful quality: love. This is something we all need and are inspired by.”

Gadot will suit up again later this summer when Wonder Woman 2 goes into production. It’s slated for a November 1, 2019 release.

VIA: ComicBook.com