The lovely Gal Gadot explains how it is impossible to prepare for the reactions to Wonder Woman, and how she thinks her action figure is cute. For more interviews like this, please subscribe to my channel. I upload weekly.
About Wonder Woman…
When army pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the warriors’ secluded island paradise, disrupting the fictitious all-female sanctuary of Themyscira created by the Gods of Olympus, Princess Diana of the immortal Amazons aids for his rescue and wins the decisive right to escort him home, heading to an early 20th Century London to stop the war she believes is influenced by the God Ares. Leaving behind the only life she’s ever known and entering the cynical world of men for the first time, torn between a mission to promote peace and her own warrior upbringing, as a “Wonder Woman,” Diana must fight evil in a “war to end all wars,” while hoping to unlock the potential of a humanity she doesn’t always understand.
About Gal Gadot…
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot is primarily known for her role as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, continuing as the lead in Wonder Woman, and in Justice League.
At the age of 20, Gadot served for two years as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, serving as a combat instructor. She says of her time as a soldier: “You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You learn discipline and respect”. Gadot says that her background helped her to win the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious: “I think the main reason was that the director Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons.”
Gadot has led international campaigns as a model for Miss Sixty, Huawei smartphones, Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and Jaguar Cars. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume brand, She has featured as the covergirl on Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Bride Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, UMM, Cleo, Fashion, Lucire, FHM. Gadot has been the main model for fashion brand Castro in 2008–2016. In 2013, her combined annual modelling and acting salary was estimated at NIS 2.4 million, which was ahead of a number of other famous Israeli models such as Esti Ginzburg and Shlomit Malka, although significantly behind Bar Refaeli.
At the age of 19 Gadot won the 2004 Miss Israel beauty pageant, and next competed in the Miss Universe 2004 pageant in Ecuador. She carried out her two-year military service from age 20, then studied law. When she had completed her first year of school a casting director called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace. Although she didn’t get the part, the same casting director later hired Gadot for the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious. Gadot performed her own stunts in the Fast & Furious films.
In 2007, 21-year-old Gadot was in the Maxim photo shoot, “Women of the Israeli Army”, and was then featured on the cover of the New York Post. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world”, behind model Bar Refaeli and actress Eva Green. In 2014, Gadot was one of two Israeli actresses, along with Odeya Rush, listed as an upcoming leading lady by InStyle magazine.