Gal Gadot Says She Screamed When She Won the Role of Wonder Woman

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Zack Snyder and his crew for Batman vs. Superman will begin shooting the most anticipated film of 2015 sometime this year and the cast of the film already seems to have shaped up nicely. Henry Cavil is returning as Superman, Ben Affleck has signed on to be the next Batman and Gal Gadot won the breakout role of a lifetime in being cast as the first onscreen incarnation of Wonder Woman.

Not many people were familiar with Gadot when she was cast as the Amazon Queen, but the actress was very familiar with the character. She spoke recently about winning the role and admitted she was so excited that she screamed on a plane when she heard the 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?”

She’s most well known for her work in the recent Fast and Furious movies but wining the role of Wonder Woman has already shifted Gadot’s career trajectory. The film has to even shoot yet but Gadot’s star just got a lot brighter and she was very well aware of that when she heard the news that she’d been cast.

The tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman hits theaters in July 2015.

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