Gal Gadot's intense training for Wonder Woman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 December 2013
Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Actress Gal Gadot is learning Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords and Jujutsu in preparation for her role as Wonder Woman

Actress Gal Gadot is learning Kung Fu and kickboxing in preparation for her role as Wonder Woman.

The 'Fast & Furious' star, who will take on the part in Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel, has also been practising how to use swords and Jujutsu.

In an interview on Israeli chat show 'Good Evening with Gal Pines', she said: "It's the physical preparations that I'm starting now, a very serious training regime - Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, Jujutsu, Brazilian ... 10001 things. I'll gain body mass."

The 28-year-old model and actress was speaking for the first time about being cast in the superhero movie and said she was on her way to a job when she received the call.

She revealed: "My agent Hadas 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 is not yet announced and you can't tell anyone'.

"I'm like, 'Are you serious?'- and we both scream! Now it's a plane from Israel to NT and I can't make loud noise, so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs and just try to understand."

Gal added: "Long story short, I was totally alone in NY. I got to a hotel at 12am and needed to wake up in the morning for shootings.

"I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, telling myself, 'It's not teal!' It shouldn't be like that, I'm supposed to be like, 'Where's the champagne?'"

The upcoming comic book film will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman alongside Ben Affleck who will take on the role of caped crusader Batman and fans who have criticised Warner Bros. for not giving Wonder Woman her own film.

Zack Snyder's as-yet-untitled movie will be released on July 15, 2015.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…

Wonder Woman

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
  • UK release: 1 June 2017

Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.


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