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Batman Vs. Superman's Gal Gadot Defends Wonder Woman Casting
'Breasts... anyone can buy for 9000 shekels and everything is fine'

30 December 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Batman-news.com

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Fast & Furious veteran Gal Gadot was recently annouced as cinema's first fully-fledged Amazonian extraordinaire, Princess Diana of Themyscira, who you might know best as Wonder Woman. She'll be part of Zack Snyder's DC superhero mash-up due out in 2015, tentatively called - by the internet, at any rate - Batman Vs. Superman, if only because we've been promised some Supes (Henry Cavill) on Bats (Ben Affleck) battles.

Speaking to an Israeli journalist (as picked up by Batman-news.com) in her native Hebrew, Gadot was keen to defend her casting, which has been causing some consternation amongst die-hard fans of the original comics. Here, translated, is what she had to say:

Where were you when you heard the news that you’d been cast as Wonder Woman?

"I was just on my way to shooting in Los Angeles. I landed in New York on a connection flight when 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 saying to her, 'Are you serious?' Then we both scream! Now I'm on a plane from Israel to New York and I can’t make loud noises, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand it all."

It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?

"Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9000 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."

So you’re not going to gain a little weight and start eating carbs before filming begins?

"It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu... I’ll gain body mass."

The rather blunt journalist didn't really dance around the problem most fans have with Gadot in the role: her physique. Fortunately, the actress was more than willing to stand her ground, and as Batman Vs. Superman isn't out until 2015 - and it's not clear how big a part Gadot will have in proceedings - there'll be a decent wait to see how things pan out.

And if you happen to speak Hebrew, here's the interview in full below.


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Your Comments

Ugh
Her comments lead me to believe she doesn't get Wonder Woman at all. Can she even act? Hollywood can pack muscle on so I am not worried about that. If she goes as is, it is a FAIL. More

Posted by RobertX at 00:21 on 06 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Lord
L: HulkySmashSmash Comic Stans yet again not being able to understand that she hasn't started filming. Look at the boobs they gave Jolie in Tomb Raider. Look at the body Jolie had in Tomb Raider. She's skinnier than an A4 sheet in real life. ah I was thinking of Jolie too, funnily enough. I know they padded her bra in Tomb Raider to give her an extra cup size, and she was definitely in the best shape of her life for it. Not overly strong looking, but a vast improvement on her usual More

Posted by sifter132 at 21:54 on 02 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
L: mclane1 So no one actually knows then. The previous comment about batman being a vigilante who doesn't care is not something I've ever seen in any batman movie so that theory can't be right either and even if it were it would take 2 minutes for batman to say to superman " hang on, I'm a good guy, look at all the good things I've done" to which superman would reply " oh yes, that's very clear, why for fu@!!s sake would I need to fight you". sorry, but that is just a ridiculous statement. More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 10:58 on 02 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: What a depressing thread...
L: Cool Breeze L: lukeynemo Some of the comments on this thread are just pathetic misogyny, and that journalist deserved a kick in the nuts. No, she doesn't have large breasts. If that's your number one priority for the character, then you don't get what the character is about. At all. As for muscle and body mass, she's got a lonnnng time to workout and build mass. Whoever said "she seems to think that running and eating broccoli will do it" has obviously never done a kickboxi More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:35 on 02 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: What a depressing thread...
L: lukeynemo Some of the comments on this thread are just pathetic misogyny, and that journalist deserved a kick in the nuts. No, she doesn't have large breasts. If that's your number one priority for the character, then you don't get what the character is about. have to sort of agree with this. I'm a heterosexual man, I love breasts as much as the next guy and I won't apologise for that. But if you're focussing on Gadot's physical attributes as opposed to her acting prowess, then you' More

Posted by MonsterCat at 09:24 on 02 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: What a depressing thread...
L: lukeynemo Some of the comments on this thread are just pathetic misogyny, and that journalist deserved a kick in the nuts. No, she doesn't have large breasts. If that's your number one priority for the character, then you don't get what the character is about. At all. As for muscle and body mass, she's got a lonnnng time to workout and build mass. Whoever said "she seems to think that running and eating broccoli will do it" has obviously never done a kickboxing or jujitsu workout. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 21:55 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

Batman Vs. Superman's Gal Gadot Defends Wonder Woman Casting
L: Toad That is at least one reason why they would fight but I don't think it is what will happen in the movie. eah I didn't want to go into the details for anyone that might be reading it. But there it is. More

Posted by rich at 21:22 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
Thank you. Now I see and that does kinda make sense. I shall be angered no more :) More

Posted by mclane1 at 15:00 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
Okay I'll try and keep this short as I don't want to write a big essay In the Dark Knight Returns which is set in the future Batman is an old man and has retired for a couple of reasons but the main point for this answer is the government has outlawed superheroes. Apart from Superman who is now Americas "Nuclear" deterrent. For reasons which I'll not go into (incase you do ever read it) Batman comes out of retirement and to cut a long story short it comes to a point where Superman is to More

Posted by Toad at 10:26 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
L: mclane1 So no one actually knows then. The previous comment about batman being a vigilante who doesn't care is not something I've ever seen in any batman movie so that theory can't be right either and even if it were it would take 2 minutes for batman to say to superman " hang on, I'm a good guy, look at all the good things I've done" to which superman would reply " oh yes, that's very clear, why for fu@!!s sake would I need to fight you". 'm assuming it will become more clearer when More

Posted by MonsterCat at 10:02 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
So no one actually knows then. The previous comment about batman being a vigilante who doesn't care is not something I've ever seen in any batman movie so that theory can't be right either and even if it were it would take 2 minutes for batman to say to superman " hang on, I'm a good guy, look at all the good things I've done" to which superman would reply " oh yes, that's very clear, why for fu@!!s sake would I need to fight you". More

Posted by mclane1 at 08:30 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
L: mclane1 No I haven't read it. Again why would they be fighting??? os Bruce Wayne snogged Clarks mother in Hollywoodland dressed in a Superman suit More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 20:20 on 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

Batman Vs. Superman's Gal Gadot Defends Wonder Woman Casting
Protecting mankind? Batman is an violent uncontrollable vigilante law unto himself, and Superman takes his orders from the Whitehouse; that's why. More

Posted by rich at 19:00 on 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
No I haven't read it. Again why would they be fighting??? More

Posted by mclane1 at 16:47 on 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh"
Have you not read The Dark Knight Returns? More

Posted by Toad at 12:47 on 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

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