Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot was on the verge of giving up on acting when she landed the role of Wonder Woman. In this photo, the actress attended a panel for “Justice League” during the 2017 Comic-Con International Convention on July 22, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Looking at “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot now, it’s hard to imagine the Israeli actress ever facing rejections in the past. But the actress said that prior to landing the role of Diana Prince, she was almost on the verge of giving up as an actress.

She said during an interview with Glamour that she almost quit “because there had been so many ‘no’s,’” and her family life was taking a toll. “You go to the audition and you have a callback, then another callback and then a camera set-up, and people are telling you your life will change if you get this part. And then you don’t get it,” she said.

“I reached a place where I didn’t want to do that anymore,” Gadot continued. “My husband has a lot of work in Tel Aviv, and we had a daughter, so taking them to LA to fish for work put a lot of pressure on me. I was like, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Hearing no, over and over, I was thinking, ‘What am I good for?’”

Thankfully, Gadot got her big break before she fully gave up and considered a career as a lawyer - she was cast as Wonder Woman.

After starring in her standalone film, Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in DC’s “Justice League” this November. Wonder Woman stole the spotlight in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and many commented that she was more fun to watch than Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill). But in “Justice League,” Gadot assured fans that everyone will be given their chance to shine.

“Diana serves as the glue of the team. She finds moments to support every one of the team and make them feel stronger or believe in themselves. But this is not a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie,” she told Cinema Blend.

“Justice League” was helmed by two different directors - Snyder and Joss Whedon. As a result, Affleck told Entertainment Weekly the movie became “an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes.”

“Justice League” will hit theaters on Nov. 17.