Gal Gadot wants to “inspire people” in her role as Wonder Woman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” she said in a recent interview. The actress will be reprising her role as the superhero in a 2017 solo movie of the character, after the character is introduced in the ensemble movie.
Speaking with Interview magazine recently, Gadot admitted that playing the superheroine in the Zack Snyder movie entails “a lot of responsibility.” She described being part of the movie as a “huge opportunity” to not only inspire women but all people because of what her character stands for.
The actress complimented the team that has worked on the project and said the cast and crew were “the best people to work with.” “It's going to be an amazing ride, knock on wood,” Gadot said.
Gadot recalled how she was open to playing any role offered when she was still struggling to land roles in Hollywood. She remembered saying in one of the audition meetings that she wanted to “show the stronger side of women” by not playing a “heartbroken girl who's waiting to be rescued by the guy.” She apparently got the part of Wonder Woman in “Batman v. Superman” sometime after this meeting.
Responding to a question about how some superhero fans can be “finicky” and “hard to please,” Gadot confessed that no matter what she does, she will not be able to please everyone. She said she takes her job “very seriously” and emphasized that she does her research and gives her best. The actress reiterated that she wants to “inspire people” and hopes that people love her work.
A report by TheMarySue states that although there was some initial skepticism about Gadot taking on the role, she sounds more convincing now after her talk with Interview. With the physical training that Gadot has gone through, the report suggests that she may be able to bench-press the Man of Steel in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The movie is slated to be released on March 25, 2016, in the U.S.