In her first interview since being cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman," model-actress Gal Gadot confirmed to Nana10 that she's already begun training for the role. She also fired back at criticisms that she's too skinny and not 'busty' enough:
"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.
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."
She also shared the story of how she received the news about scoring the part:
"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?'"
Speaking of Wonder Woman, former TV "Wonder Woman" actress Lynda Carter recently spoke with Metro about Gadot's casting and advises her that she "hopes she has fun with it". She went on to say:
"There's an identification factor. She's not your average superhero. It's not so much about her super powers as it is about her ethic. I always thought of her as a figure who stands for what's right. We all know what's wrong with the world today, so maybe we need her right now."
Filming is slated to begin on the project this February in Detroit.