Gal Gadot Opens Up About Being Cast As WONDER WOMAN
Earlier this month Warner Brothers shook the Earth by announcing that they will be giving Wonder Woman her big screen debut by including her in Batman Vs. Superman. Not only was the announcement made she will be in the movie, but they also let it be known that Israeli born actress Gal Gadot will be playing her.
However, like most comic book castings, there was a mixed bag of reactions. While there seem to be a lot of praise for the decision, the bad seem to out shine the good. Ridiculous criticisms such as she’s too skinny, she’s doesn’t have big enough breasts, she’s not got enough acting chops surround the casting of the ex-Israeli military officer. Gadot sat down with Gai Pines and addressed those criticisms and how she plans on training for the film. Check out the full transcript below provided by the fine people over at Batman-News:
I was just on my way to shooting at LA. I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadass Lichtenstein, called me. She says to me “Wonder Woman!” and I’m like “What??” – “The role is yours!…and it’s a secret and the news are not yet announced and you can’t tell anyone…”. I’m saying to her “Are you serious??”- and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12 pm, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself “It’s not real!”…it shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like… “where’s the champagne?”.
It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?
Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go “by the book”…it’d be problematic.
So you’re not going to gain a little weight and start eating carbs before filming begins?
It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.
I for one think Gadot will do a fantastic job as Diana. While not everyone shares my sentiment, fans at least owe her the chance to prove them wrong. Rumor has it as well, we might get a few more Wonder Woman tidbits today. However, it’s not a guarantee. Whatever happens with Wonder Woman, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Gai Pines