“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot hopes to be a good role model to today’s generation of girls, and she wants to do it “not so much for myself, but for the sake of my daughter [Alma].”
Since she has portrayed the superhero Diana Prince in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will reprise the role again in her standalone film “Wonder Woman,” Gadot said she’s had a lot of time to think about what kind of role models her daughter as well as other kids her age are being exposed to.
“Wonder Woman is iconic, and she does bring responsibility,” Gadot told BBC. “Wonder Woman has a very simple agenda - she believes in good and that people should be happy.”
Since the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film by Patty Jenkins will be released next year, Gadot said that “finally, we are in an interesting era when women can be whoever we really are.”
“We truly are as strong as men - perhaps not physically, but in other ways we are as strong and that's now okay. We can be ourselves,” she affirmed. “Wonder Woman's strength is not masculinised in any way.”
Earlier, “Wonder Woman” comic book writer Greg Rucka told Comicosity that the beloved superhero from Themyscira is actually bisexual. People embraced this development, as did Gadot herself. The actress told Variety that even though Diana Prince’s bisexuality wasn’t explored in her standalone film, her attraction toward women actually makes a lot of sense.
“It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense,” she said. “In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
“Wonder Woman” will be released on June 2, 2017.