Whilst Ben Affleck has had more than his fair share of criticism for being cast as Batman, DC fanboys have also had their claws out for actress Gal Gadot who is playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe films.
Gadot spent months prepping for the role with a personal trainer, even so the actress still came under fire for not having the same physique of the character from the comics. In a new Israeli interview with her, translated by SHH, Gadot delivers a great answer to the questions about her figure. Here’s an excerpt:
Interviewer: “When your casting was announced a lot of comic book nerds said that your body didn’t match Wonder Woman’s.”
Gal: “Don’t be shy. They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small.”
Interviewer: “Were you offended?”
Gal: “I’m really lucky nothing in my life was instantaneous. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amused me. The true amazons had one boob so it won’t bother them in their archery. So it’s not going to be like real amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t.
Interviewer: “But isn’t it embarrassing that your breast size became a topic of international discussion?”
Gal: “No. After they asked me here, In Israel, if I have eating disorders and why am I so skinny, they said my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick I can take anything. It’s just empty talk. I understand that part of what I’m doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire (criticism).”
Gadot will make her debut as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in March followed by a solo “Wonder Woman” film in June 2017.