One of the only things to take the heat off of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in Batman vs Superman, was the announcement of actress Gal Gadot landing the role of Wonder Woman. Oh have the nerds come out to play on this one, with head turns, spit takes and specious remarks galore. Outside of the haters referring to Gadot as a human straw (her skinny girl figure), some are reserving judgment, while others believe she’ll own the role (she has the face, accent and attitude). Miscast or diamond in the rough, she’s what we got. Deal with it.
The Fast & Furious star has talked for the first time about her reaction to being cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman, discussing the complaints that she’s too skinny and not busty enough for the character as well as the training she’ll undergo.
The following comes from BatmanNewsCom
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?”.
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.
Good on Gadot for fan-girling out and for her mature responses. She’s got some spunk! Now I’m not exactly ready to rally behind her as Wonder Woman, but I’m willing to give up my unrealistic expectation of looks (and that’s hard given the most iconic super heroine in the world who is famously thick and curvy got cast by a ridiculously skinny model). My judgement is now on her ability to make me believe in her.