Gal Gadot shuts down ‘Wonder Woman’ body shaming
Los Angeles, Aug 26: When it comes to being a Wonder Woman on-screen or off-screen, there is no one better than Gal Gadot.
In an interview with an internaional magazine about her title role in the blockbuster ‘Wonder Woman’, the 32-year-old actress shared how she responded to body shamers who said she wasn’t curvy enough to play the iconic heroine.
When her body was criticised, the actress said, “Listen, if you want to be for real, then the Amazons, they had only one boob. Exactly one boob,” said the former Miss Israel, alluding to a theory in Greek mythology.
Continuing, “So what are you talking about here? Me having small boobs and small ass? That will make all the difference.”
Gadot also revealed that she and Patty Jenkins wanted Wonder Woman to be strong but feminine.
“I didn’t want to play the cold-hearted warrior. We didn’t want to fall into the cliche’s,” noted Gadot.
She also shared that she gets really surprised when people come and ask her “Are you a feminist?”
Gadot shared, “People always ask me, ‘Are you a feminist?’ And I find the question surprising, because I think, ‘Yes, of course. Every woman, every man, everyone should be a feminist. Because whoever is not a feminist is a sexist. Me and my younger sister were taught to value ourselves.”
Adding, “I had a very sheltered kind of life. There was no TV-watching. It was always ‘Take a ball and go play.’ In general, I was a good girl, a good student, a pleaser and I was a tomboy, always with wounds and scratches on my knees.”
The 2017 remake just reached the USD 800 million-dollar mark in earnings, a fact that doesn’t seem to surprise the leading lady.
“It just shows that the world was ready for a female-driven action movie,” Gadot said.