Gal Gadot has landed the opportunity to portray one of DC Comics’ most legendary superheroes, Wonder Woman. She expressed her aspirations for the role, hoping that it will inspire the creation of more powerful and influential female characters in the media. The actress from Israel shared that she accepted the part to encourage women everywhere, including her two daughters.
Gal Gadot revealed that she accepted the role of Diana Prince in Wonder Woman in hopes of empowering her two young daughters. The actress, who is 32 years old, stars in the superhero film alongside Chris Pine. She expressed her surprise when she found out that Wonder Woman’s origins had never been explored before. Gal argued that this lack of narrative meant that girls were not given a female superhero to look up to like men had, leaving them shortchanged. She expressed hope for more strong female figures in the future.
Sure, why not? According to the Herald Sun, Gal expressed her surprise upon discovering that the origins of Wonder Woman had not yet been delved into.
When boys were growing up, they had their idols, Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. However, girls were not as lucky as they didn’t have a role model like Wonder Woman to look up to due to the lack of her origins narrative. This resulted in them being shortchanged in terms of having a superhero they could relate to.
It’s pretty insane that this legendary character has been in existence for 75 years, yet we still haven’t had the chance to witness her origin story. It’s quite strange when you think about it. As young boys, we had Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and a whole host of other male heroes to look up to, but as girls, we never really had a strong female icon to emulate. At least, that was the case until now.
Gal Gadot hopes that her portrayal of Wonder Woman will serve as an inspiration to her two daughters, six-year-old Alma and two-month-old Maya. She firmly believes that men can benefit from seeing strong female characters on screen, stating that “empowerment cannot exist without education.” And she’s absolutely right. We need more representation of powerful and intelligent women in mainstream media, so that young girls can feel empowered and young boys can learn to appreciate and respect them.
Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman in both the standalone film and the upcoming Justice League movie, hopes that her portrayal of the iconic superhero will serve as an inspiration to her young daughters. As a mother of a six-year-old and a two-month-old, Gal is thrilled to finally see more strong female figures on screen. Trying on the famous Wonder Woman costume for the first time was a surreal experience for the brunette beauty; she felt like she transformed into the character instantly. Fans can expect to see Gal donning the iconic costume once again in Justice League, set to be released later this year.
Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Wonder Woman for the second time in the upcoming movie Justice League, which is scheduled to hit theaters later this year.