For many in Hollywood it would appear as though a title like Wonder Woman would be a daunting prospect to live up to. Yet Gal Gadot looks right at home in the DC role and she looks eager to sink her teeth into the material as much as possible.
Variety reports that the gorgeous Israeli sat down with members of the media to examine her thoughts on the character in more depth. Such as what journey she will be taking during The Justice League period.
Beginning with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Gadot discussed where the superhero fitted into the dynamic. "For her (Jenkins) it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives," stated Gadot. "We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior."
The Topic of Gender Never Far Away From Male Dominated Industry
Look across the spectrum of any heroes on film and at least 9 times out of 10 they will be male. While the questions are seemingly inevitable to view Wonder Woman as something of a feminist symbol, Gadot does not shy away from the question.
"I don’t think it’s a gender kind of thing," she replied. "Maybe because we’re telling a story of a girl growing up and becoming a woman, it’s easier for it to be told by someone who was once a girl and became a woman. I feel like Patty Jenkins was the right person for the movie because she was the right person for the movie.
She knew exactly how she wanted to tell her story. She knew exactly what she wanted to get. She’s brilliant and smart and so passionate."
Taboo Issue of Sexuality Said To "Make Sense" To Gadot
When the creator of the character Greg Rucka explained that Wonder Woman was bisexual with her existence on Themyscira - a place only populated by the female race, people began to talk. But this was not something that caught Gadot out, she knew this would be something that garnered a lot of attention.
"It’s not something we’ve explored," Gadot outlined. "It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense.
In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts."
Well, no complaints here.