Earlier today we brought you some comments from former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter about the impending return of the Amazon Princess in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, and now the actress set to follow in her footsteps has also spoken about the role, with Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) talking about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel during an interview with Israeli TV show Good Evening with Gai Pines (via Batman-News).
“I was just on my way to shooting at L.A.,” explained Gadot when asked at what point she learned about securing the coveted role. “I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadass 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??’- and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make a loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12pm, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself ‘It’s not real!’ It shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like… ‘where’s the champagne?'”
Gadot then went on to discuss some of the criticism surrounding her casting, specifically that she’s too skinny for the role, and / or a few cup sizes short: “Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 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. It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”
Batman vs. Superman is set for release on July 17th 2015, with a cast that includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White).