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  • Gal Gadot said she is "looking forward" to playing the Evil Queen in the live-action adaptation of "Snow White"
  • The "Wonder Woman" star said she is "excited" about creating an iconic villain character in her "own voice"
  • Rachel Zegler will take on the role of Snow White in Disney's upcoming remake

Gal Gadot has expressed her excitement over scoring the villain role in Disney's live-action adaptation of "Snow White."

Shortly after news broke that she is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen in the upcoming film, the "Wonder Woman" actress, 36, shared her reaction to landing the iconic role during an interview on the red carpet at the premiere of her new Netflix movie, "Red Notice."

"Well, first of all, I'm excited about the fact that this is, like, an icon character. I'm excited to create an iconic villain character in my own voice," Gadot told Entertainment Tonight's Matt Cohen.

"I'm very, very, very excited and looking forward to playing the Evil Queen," she added, before giving a preview of her take on a Disney villain by deviously clicking her hands together. "Mirror, mirror on the wall. Can't wait!"

Gadot also shared a stone-faced selfie on Instagram and Twitter shortly after her role in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" was announced. The actress received a lot of praise from social media users as fans gushed over her makeup-free photo.

"So simple yet so beautiful,” one fan commented.

"Most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen," another follower wrote.

No other casting news has been announced so far for Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation except for Gadot and Rachel Zegler, who will be taking on the role of Snow White. Zegler is also set to play Maria in the upcoming film adaptation of "West Side Story."

Marc Webb is set to direct the "Snow White" film, while Marc Platt will serve as producer, Entertainment Weekly reported. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known for their work on "La La Land," "The Greatest Showman" and "Dear Evan Hansen," will write new music to add to the already classic score.

Meanwhile, though fans may have to wait a while before seeing her version of Evil Queen, Gadot will give fans a taste of her take on a film antagonist through "Red Notice," where she plays a renowned art thief who goes head-to-head with an equally evil conman, played by Ryan Reynolds.

The two will be put to the test when an FBI agent, played by Dwayne Johnson, puts out an Interpol-issued red notice on the criminal masterminds.

"The reason why I love this movie so much is because of the twists and turns," Gadot said of the Netflix film. "It's very surprising. It's funny, and it's feel-good action. It's such a fun movie."

"Red Notice" is set to premiere on Netflix on Nov. 12.

Hollywood star Gal Gadot is among those working on upcoming productions for Netflix Hollywood star Gal Gadot is among those working on upcoming productions for Netflix Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Frazer Harrison