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


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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  • wat

    I think under the guidance of both Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck, she’ll do a great job. This will probably be her break out role. And she’s beautiful and exotic looking like an Amazonian is supposed to look. Her being skinny is no issue because that’s easily changeable and large breasts aren’t necessary at all. She isn’t a stripper.

  • SubSumeYou

    As she currently is, I’m thinking Wonder Woman’s younger counterpart, not at Wonder Woman.

  • Madrigal Man

    Well, if nothing else the WB can start using Wonder Woman for public service messages to raise awareness about anorexia. Apparently even Amazonian princesses struggle with it.

    • wat

      Shaddap. She’s not anorexic. She’s slender. That IS a natural body type, you know. And obviously she has ample time and money to build herself up to a more imposing body type. Don’t be a foolish fanboy.

      • Madrigal Man

        It’s natural for a skinny waif. It isn’t “natural” for Wonder Woman. The only way wonder Woman would look like that is if she suddenly developed an eating disorder. No amount of working out is going to overcome her skinny frame.

        • wat

          Plenty of actors/actresses have done it. They have specialized personal trainers that can get you pretty much any body type you desire.

          • Dart Vade

            your right I mean who cares what she looks like, I was actually hoping they cast Steve Buscemi for superman bc I mean hey”he can always workout and add muscle” so what the problem?

          • wat

            Physical stature and athleticism is only one part of the role. She already has the beauty, and under the guidance of both Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck as well as the writing by the original writer and the Argo writer, her acting will likely impress a lot of naysayers as well. Those are the three main parts of the role and she probably has them all easily covered.

  • pablouk

    All the WW fans screamed as well, we all screamed NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO miss cast.

    • wat

      Fanboys never know what they’re talking about when it comes to casting.

  • drew

    Minka Kelly Should be Wonder Woman!

  • Dart Vade

    we screamed too but it was more like “nnnnnnnoooooooooooooo”