Gal Gadot unaffected by Wonder Woman criticism

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2015
Gal Gadot

Henry Cavill

Gal Gadot insists she wasn't bothered when comic books fans claimed she shouldn't have been cast as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' because her breasts are "too small" to play the Amazon superhero

Gal Gadot wasn't bothered when Wonder Woman' fans said she didn't have a large enough bust to play the superhero.

The 29-year-old Israeli actress has been cast as the Amazon superhero in upcoming blockbuster 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' but when it was first announced she'd be cracking the DC Comics character's whip many fans took to social media to complain that her measurements weren't right for the role.

Gal accepts that comic book fandom can be extreme and she was able to ignore the negativity and concentrate on her performance.

In an interview with Israeli website Ynet, she stated: "Well, they said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. I'm really lucky nothing in my life was instantaneous. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amuses me. The true Amazons had one boob so it wouldn't bother them in their archery. So it's not going to be like I'm a real Amazon. We always try to make everyone happy but we can't."

Gal accepts if she is going to have a successful acting career than her looks and size will be scrutinised, but this is a price she is willing to pay to make it in Hollywood.

When asked if she was embarrassed that the size of her chest became a topic of international debate, she added: "No. 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."

Gal auditioned for the part opposite Ben Affleck - who plays Batman - and she admits she was very nervous before reading with the Oscar winner but listened to Beyoncé to calm herself down.

She recalled: "When I met Ben it was weird to see him face-to-face after watching so many of his movies. He is a great actor and director, so the nerves and tension weren't about him, it was about me ... When I got there they put me in a trailer and after all the hair and make-up I had to wait a few hours. I called my husband Yaron and told him I didn't know what to do. I couldn't calm down. He told me, 'Gal, put on Beyoncé. Move around. Don't sit there frozen.' I put on 'Diva' and started dancing. Just when the song ended, there was knock on the door calling me in."

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Jesse Eisenberg as super-villain Lex Luthor. It is scheduled for a March 2016 release.

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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