Gal Gadot Talks WONDER WOMAN Casting Reaction, Cup Size, Training And More

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.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/26/2013
Thanks to Batman-News, we have the first comments from Gal Gadot on the recent news that she will play Wonder Woman in 2015's Man of Steel follow-up, Batman Vs. Superman. Below is both the video of her talking about the role on Israeli TV show Good Evening with Gai Pines as well as a translation courtesy of the site. What do you guys think about what the actress says?


Gal Gadot's first Wonder Woman interview... by BatmanNewsCom


Where were you when you heard the news that you’d been cast as Wonder Woman?

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?”.


It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?

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.

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Source: Batman-News
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StarYeezus - 12/26/2013, 8:25 AM
You hear that? She'll be putting on weight. You whiners can stfu now.
GoILL - 12/26/2013, 8:26 AM
I really want to see what costume design they go with for her in this film.
StarYeezus - 12/26/2013, 8:27 AM
I honestly have more faith in this casting than Affleck's.
MrReese - 12/26/2013, 8:32 AM
Hope she delivers as WW.
MrReese - 12/26/2013, 8:32 AM
Idk I think Batfleck might surprise some ppl.
Isra - 12/26/2013, 8:32 AM
She will be amazing as Diana (for her 5 minutes on camera, anyway...)
Nick56 - 12/26/2013, 8:33 AM
"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"

Now stop whining people!
MrCBM56 - 12/26/2013, 8:36 AM
She will own the role. No doubt. Snyder is great with female leads. Can't wait to see her in costume!!
TelaVizion - 12/26/2013, 8:37 AM
Look at that beautiful smile :)
GoILL - 12/26/2013, 8:37 AM
I think her and Affleck will do just fine.
Sumitsjc - 12/26/2013, 8:38 AM
OK let's Wait and See.
JoeMomma29 - 12/26/2013, 8:39 AM
LMAO!!!!! Good for her!!!!!
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.


SuperCat - 12/26/2013, 8:41 AM
She can get it. And SuperCat can give it to her.
Supes17 - 12/26/2013, 8:42 AM
Lol brace yourselves, the one breasted Wonder Woman pics will be coming soon..
BlkThunderGod - 12/26/2013, 8:43 AM
She seems to be dead ass serious about this role. I think she's gonna kill it.
MatTaylorX - 12/26/2013, 8:43 AM
After Man of Steel, I have no hope for this film. Too rushed and too many characters.
SpiderParker - 12/26/2013, 8:43 AM
She is cute.. But I hope her role is a small one. I want Batman vs Superman not Justice League.
MrEko - 12/26/2013, 8:44 AM
Lol, only women are asked about dumb sh*t like cup/breast sizes when it comes to acting. Sexist as [frick] Smh.
JoeMomma29 - 12/26/2013, 8:44 AM
@ Supes17

LMAO!!!!!! Good for her to point that out to all the haters! By the way she is freaking gorgeous!!!!!!!
SuperCat - 12/26/2013, 8:44 AM
Nomis - 12/26/2013, 8:45 AM
She got the face and the accent...hopefully they'll mold the body to the Wonder Woman we want to see on screen.

mydreamjeannie - 12/26/2013, 8:45 AM
yes gal go can't wait you're dream came true
ForeverPowerful - 12/26/2013, 8:48 AM
Wow, she really impressed me with her responses. Her saying she was completely alone in New York with the news reminds me of what Cavill said happened when he got the role of Supes.

I think she'll be just fine.
SpideyQuad - 12/26/2013, 8:49 AM
No! I will not STFU… I don't want to! And they won't stop whining either!

Actually, I've been good with this casting from the start and I think she'll do great. But it is good to hear about all the battle training shall be going through along with hopefully some slight mass increase. After all they are actors and actresses, this is what they do, that is why they are professionals. At least the good ones are :-)

Actually getting excited about a DC movie for a change, I hope it meets expectations. That would only mean good stuff for us CBM-ers
Spidey10 - 12/26/2013, 8:49 AM
For everyone who keeps saying hopefully her role is small she wouldnt be doing this....


"very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass."

Cartoon - 12/26/2013, 8:50 AM
"Snyder is great with female leads."

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Except he's not. Remember Sucker Punch? The movie that was chock-full of how awesome watching some chick dance was while in the real world she was getting raped again and again and again? And how the rest of the female characters were emotionally inconsistent and borderline useless?

Look, I'll fully admit to having a bias against Snyder's Man of Steel on account of the years of cartoons and comics I've spent with the character of Superman (who just plain isn't in MoS, sorry), but I was more than willing to give Sucker Punch a fair shake. Honestly, I really thought I might enjoy it, and instead it is the WORST movie I've ever paid to see (just barely worse than The Last Airbender).

I don't want Snyder to have Wonder Woman. I don't want Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I don't want David Goyer to have anything to do with superheroes anymore. As far as I'm concerned, burn this atrocity to the ground and call Brad Bird in to be WB's Joss Whedon.
MrCBM56 - 12/26/2013, 8:51 AM
This is without a doubt now a trinity movie.

Now the question is, who's the villain?
ALegendaryPanda - 12/26/2013, 8:52 AM
InfiniteMonkey - 12/26/2013, 8:52 AM
Whatever all the fuss is about, there is one glaring question that needs to be asked,...will we see her naked?
MrCBM56 - 12/26/2013, 8:52 AM
Cartoon

LOL. I don't like sucker punch either but the female leads kicked all sorts of ass. Plus... FAROA!! She was a huge highlight in the last movie. Snyder will do WW justice.
JoeMomma29 - 12/26/2013, 8:52 AM
@ Cartoon

Guess what you do not have to watch the movie, but something tells me you will be there first in line with the rest of us!
ALegendaryPanda - 12/26/2013, 8:53 AM
But seriously I can't wait to see what she looks like!
Spidey10 - 12/26/2013, 8:54 AM
@ MrCBM56 thats what ive been saying for the longest for all of this hero fire power the villain has to be huge and she will not have a small role in this movie...based on what she said here and what Amy Adams said in a past interview she will be pretty intergral in the film so what villain brings the 3 of them together is where you would have to look
ReeferInferno - 12/26/2013, 8:54 AM
My problem with her is she's not an actress, she's a fricken model.

At least with people like Heath Ledger and Ben Affleck they'd already proved they could act in previous movies, she's done nothing!

Spidey10 - 12/26/2013, 8:55 AM
Doomsday is looking more and more like a reality the more we here about this movie whether fans like it or not....either him or Braniac...i hope its Brainiac personally
JoeMomma29 - 12/26/2013, 8:56 AM
@ Cartoon

Yeah your argument is invalid!

aresww3 - 12/26/2013, 8:56 AM
I seriously think she might actually be good. I don´t know why, but she has a bit of attitude to her that I think would translate well to portraying wonder woman. But she better be reading the comics.
DeskTopHero - 12/26/2013, 8:57 AM
The fact that they went with a skinny WW tells us one thing for certain, WW will be wearing long tight pants and not the skimpy bating suit bottoms. Skinny is necessary to pull-off the pants on camera. Remember what a few extra pounds did to ScarJo in the Avengers? Not flattering. My guess is they'll have a brief origin or flashback scene of her in some greek-inspired classic WW costume but then switch over to something more modern.
SonofBatman - 12/26/2013, 8:58 AM
All I wanted was jamie alexander (sif from the thor movies) to play wonder woman that would have been way better but I think Gal gaot will deliver in thos role I have faith that she and ben affleck will surprise us in a bery good way.
JoeMomma29 - 12/26/2013, 8:58 AM
This is going to be awesome!

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