This week Gal Gadot gave an interview with Variety about her role as Wonder Woman which, between her first appearance in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and two further appearances in both the standalone “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” films, has seen her essentially playing the same role across the three film productions for much of the past year.
Speaking about the most important for her character, the Patty Jenkins-directed standalone film, Gadot says that the key thing that Jenkins did was to strip away embellishments and keep the film simple:
“For her 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. 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. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world… 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.”
Gadot also spoke about the recent comments from long-time “Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka that he believes the character is bisexual and it fits with the idea that because she lived on Themyscira, populated solely by women, she must have had gay relationships. Gadot says:
“It’s not something we’ve explored. 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.”
We’ll see the “Wonder Woman” film for ourselves next Summer. That will be followed a few months later by “Justice League” which is in the midst of its final days of shooting in Iceland, mostly scenes with actor Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Two new photos are out of the actor on-set, one of them with director Zack Snyder. Check out both shots below:
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