Gal Gadot Curated

Actress, model, and producer.

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  • If Hippolyta were to see Diana now, what do you think she would think of her now with all of this experience?

    That is a very sweet question. I think she would be very proud, you know, to see the woman she had become and to see that she still stuck to her values and, like what you say, it is not about what they deserve, but it is about what she believes and, yeah, I think she’d be very proud of her.

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  • When Justice League came out, and while you were praised for your performance the movie was hit a bit by critics. How did you feel about the film?

    When I started to shoot Justice League it was literally the day after I wrapped on Wonder Woman. So it was the same, but different, and it was really nice to share the stage with an ensemble cast and work with some of the guys again. It was a lot of fun. Obviously, it wasn’t about Wonder Woman; she was supporting the bigger story.

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  • Do you feel like you have to now be a role model off screen whether you want to be or not?

    It’s a complicated question because it’s not like I want to be a role model. It’s not like anyone wakes up and goes, “Today, I’m gonna be role model!” But for me, I’m a really boring person. I get all the exciting action stuff when I’m acting. Because in real life, I’m married, I’m a mother. I’m not into going out and parties. It’s not who I am. So it’s kind of easy because I’m not reckless at all and because I have two girls. It’s important to me that when they grow up if they see me do something that they’ll feel comfortable with it. Do you know what I mean?

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  • Is there anything you did with the wonder women character along the way, that if you could back and do it differently, you would?

    No, because the result was so great it brought us to where we are today. It’s like the Butterfly Effect, if you change something maybe the whole thing would be changed. So I wouldn’t change anything.

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  • Is there something that you feel like you’ve learned about how to play the character that you took a while to figure out?

    It was the tower scene when, after Wonder Woman kills General Ludendorff and she thinks she’s killed Aries. She can’t understand why everybody was still fighting. Because what Steve is saying is that not everyone is good, and people are both good and bad. And realization for Wonder Woman is that her mother was right. She’s devastated by this reveal. But the audience shares Steve’s point of view because we all understand men are bad and good. And I was really worried because there’s a fine line when playing some naiveté that you don’t want to play dumb. It took us a day to figure out the right balance and tone to that scene.

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  • What’s your favorite scene of your character, now that you’ve played Wonder Woman across three films.?

    There were a bunch. There were favorite scenes to play, I loved shooting the watch scene, and the dance scene in the square. But watching the movie, I loved when Wonder Woman first revealed herself by crossing No Man’s Land.

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  • When you saw the glowing reviews coming in, what was that like?

    I got so excited I called Patty. And the moment I called Patty she answered the phone, it didn’t even ring. She immediately picks up. She’s all, “What’s going on? I’ve been meditating for 20 minutes, not reading anything, literally waiting for you to call me.” I was just screaming: “Ahhhhh!” She said, “It’s good? It’s good?” I said, “It’s unbelievably amazing! I can’t believe this is happening to us right now!”. My daughter asked me, “What’s happening, mama?” I told her: “People are liking the movie. See, if you work hard enough and you have good intentions sometimes in life people appreciate it.”

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  • Did you know you had something special at that point when you got introduced as wonder woman for the first time?

    There’s always how you feel about something but you never know how it’s really going to be once it’s all done and ready to go. It felt like it was special. When we shot the movie we were so invested and so thoughtful with every decision we made with the character and the story, But we didn’t expect it to be so well received.

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  • Did you have any particular worries before starting the shooting of wonder woman?

    The worries happened before we started to shoot the movie. Because this was my first movie that I really carried and led. The heavy lifting was on my shoulders. So I was worried at the beginning. I felt like the little girl looking at Mount Kilimanjaro and thinking: How am I going to climb all the way up? But slowly and gradually the journey to the pinnacle of this mountain was fascinating and exhilarating and exciting and it has a lot to do with the people you’re working with.

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  • Did you ever get a sense from anyone in the industry before the "Wonder Woman" came out that they were skeptical?

    I’ve got to be honest and say not really. I read all the articles about how the previous female-led superhero movies didn’t work out very well. It took over 13 years for the studio to really go and shoot Wonder Woman. But once the decision was made, I didn’t fear. And after I witnessed how the audience reacted to Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman I was sure that it was going to do well, I just didn’t know how well. Whenever I read those type of articles it got me boosted and more motivated to show that they’re wrong.

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  • What was your experience like when you saw the premiere for the first time?

    I’ve become more spiritual the more I grow up. The world has a very interesting way of grounding you and keeping you balanced. When we started to go and promote the movie I injured my back right at the beginning on the airplane to China. The success was so big but I couldn’t really enjoy it. I wasn’t popping champagne. I was laying in bed, not being able to hold my baby. I wasn’t able to sit in the first screening in Los Angeles premiere. I thought it’s like the movie had so much psychological pressure that I carried that my back was literally “broken.” So I didn’t take it for granted. I should really cherish every moment.

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  • what have you learned from Wonder Woman?

    I’ve learned a lot. It’s funny because I’m going through an opposite process. Usually when you work on a character you start at the beginning and then you go to the end. I started at the end and then I went to the beginning shooting the solo movie. I learned a lot about her. I think that she’s such a unique superhero. She has the strength of a goddess and the heart of a man. That makes her so special and relatable.

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  • Everyone loves Wonder Woman, she’s a superhero icon, but when did you personally fall in love with this character?

    I’m so in love with her. The first time that I fell in love with her would be the scene with Bruce Wayne at the gala. That was the first time that I really felt like, “This is it. This is me bringing her back to life.” And it was great.

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  • where did the scene "Wonder Women smiles in the battle" come from?

    I did that.At the end of the day Wonder Woman is a peace seeker. But when fight arrives, she can fight. She’s a warrior and she enjoys the adrenaline of the fight.

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  • What did Zack Snyder tell you he was looking for in casting Wonder Woman?

    They set the ground for Wonder Woman even before they cast me. They knew who they were looking for, they knew what story they wanted to tell, and how they wanted to tell it. All I had to do was embody everything and then give my own notes and input. Working with them is such an amazing experience because Zack is the type of director who allows you to be free and give what you think is right for the character.

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  • What do you hope audiences take away when they see Wonder Woman?

    This movie has everything: Amazing, big action sequences, and a great message about hope and love and courage that everyone can take back with them.

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  • What was it like for you to wear the early-20th century costumes when Diana arrives in London?

    I loved wearing those costumes. I really enjoy watching period movies and different sets and costumes. I really enjoyed the fact that Wonder Woman is a period film; I just love everything about its design.

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  • What was it like filming the scenes set in Themyscira on the Amalfi Coast?

    It was amazing. I love everything about London, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. But the weather was very cold. So, after shooting much of the movie during the winter in London, going to Italy during the summer was the best thing ever. I was back where I like to be, which is by the ocean. The sun was shining, so I was the happiest girl in town. Other than that, at the Amalfi Coast, we shot some of the biggest, bad-ass action scenes that I’ve ever seen. There were almost 100 beautiful, strong, women riding on horses, for the fighting scenes. It was a lot of fun. It was like going to camp and I loved everything about it.

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  • What was it like working with Patty and Zack?

    I think that Zack has a beautiful cinematic style, unlike any I’d experienced. With Patty, it’s all about the heart of story or character, and how to make the emotional space as specific as possible.

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  • There are many big action scenes in Wonder Woman, but the action is always accompanied by emotion and character reveals. How do those action scenes help shape the character of Wonder Woman?

    We always wanted to find the right emotional tone for each action scene. Our director, Patty Jenkins, and I really enjoyed doing that, because every action comes from within, and every action actually has emotion, whether it’s excitement, stress or nervousness. It was very important to fine-tune the underlying emotional tone of each action scene.

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  • What was the most challenging part of your physical training?

    The most difficult aspect of the physical training was the accumulated volume of all of it. It wasn’t just going to the gym each day, I was training in the gym for two hours, then I’d do horseback riding for a few hours, and then return to the gym for another two hours of martial arts training. I would do that six days a week. Honesty, it was exhausting! But after two and a half months, I really started to enjoy it. But kick-starting that level of training, it was tough.

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  • How you did you prepare mentally and emotionally to play the daunting Wonder Woman character?

    I was really, really excited about doing a stand-alone Wonder Woman film. I was also really curious about how we’d tell her story because it would be the first time I’d be doing such a huge role. So, from time to time I felt like a little girl looking up at Mount Everest and trying to figure out the best way to reach its pinnacle. I was nervous! But at the same time, I had this inner positive feeling that everything was going to be okay.

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  • Audiences loved your scenes as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Did those positive reactions impact your work in Wonder Woman?

    happy that the audience enjoyed my Wonder Woman in such a beautiful way. But then, going onto the next movie — to Wonder Woman — I was very focused on making the character the best she could be. Because when you try to please the audience, when you try to please everyone, you leave your own truth. And you can never please everyone. So, for me, it’s better to stick to my truth and work toward what I think is best for the character, the same way I did on Batman v Superman.

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  • What was your first memory of Wonder Woman?

    When I was growing up, Wonder Woman was a household name, so I always knew of her, even though I wasn’t a big comic book fan at the time.

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  • Did you feel undertaking Wonder Woman's role as a big responsibility?

    I feel that I’ve got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman and I think it’s so important. It’s about time that somebody will do that and I’m very privileged and honored to be the one

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  • What can you do now physically that you couldn’t do before you started training for the Wonder Woman part?

    I’ve been very active all my life. I was a combat instructor in the Israeli Army. See, everything has led to me being Wonder Woman. I gained a lot of body mass after I was first cast in the role. I danced for 12 years and I played a lot team sports: basketball, volleyball. But now I lift a lot of weights. That’s new. I feel much stronger then I was. I feel it on my posture and the way I hold my body. I feel good. I started out very, very skinny and because I gained body mass, I really enjoy the way my body looks better then I did before. I enjoy the strength, the back, the guns. Now I’m aware of my muscles. And I like it.

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  • How do you describe your collaboration with director Patty Jenkins?

    All my life I’ve been working with male directors which I’ve really enjoyed. And I’m lucky in that I’ve worked with men who have a lot of respect for women. But working with a woman is a different experience. It feels like communication is different. We talk about emotions. With Patty, it’s a thing now, we communicate with our eyes.

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  • How important was it for you that a woman direct the wonder woman movie?

    I think it’s important. It’s a story about a girl becoming a woman. I think only a woman, who has been a girl, can be able to tell the story in the right way.

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  • Why do you like the Wonder Woman character?

    I feel like Diana is really accessible. It’s very easy to relate to her. She has the heart of a human so she can be emotional, she’s curious, she’s compassionate, she loves people. And then she has the powers of a goddess. She’s all for good, she fights for good, she believes in great. I want to be her. And in Wonder Woman, she has this naiveté in her. It isn’t stupid, it’s magical. I would want to be naïve like that again.

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  • What did it feel like the first time you put the Wonder Woman costume on?

    I tried it the first time after they cast me for Batman v Superman for Wonder Woman. It was over the top for me. They told me I got the part and two days later I found myself in Michigan, in the cold, again, doing the fittings for the suit and it was overwhelming. It felt like this beautiful dream. And it was very exciting and I was very, very happy and it felt right. It felt like even with the surrealness of it, it felt normal.

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