Gal Gadot / Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot has enjoyed a spectacular career trajectory ever since she was handed the coveted role of Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman. When the first stand-alone Wonder Woman film earned $800 million at the box office in 2017, a new film franchise was born with Gadot as its standard bearer. Now she’s about to take her iconic character to the next level in WONDER WOMAN 1984, the highly anticipated sequel that launches in June. How does Gadot feel about playing a goddess/warrior at a time when the feminist #MeToo movement continues to gain momentum in all walks of life?
“Every woman should be a feminist, and I owe a lot to the work and struggle of many women who have contributed to this movement of liberation,” Gadot says. “The heart of this term signifies freedom of choice, equality and freedom, and Wonder Woman represents all of that.”
“I feel very honoured to have been chosen to play one of the most iconic roles an actress might want. She’s a very positive character and a great representative for women everywhere. I’m very happy that people were so enthusiastic about the first film and that they appreciated what I brought to this heroic kind of role.”
In Wonder Woman 1984, directed by Patty Jenkins, we see that the immortal Diana/Wonder Woman has moved beyond the horrific events of the original movie which was set during WWI. We are now in the year 1984 and Diana is working at a natural history museum when she is confronted by two new villains – Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig who also plays Diana’s friend Barbara Minerva, and Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), a wealthy infomercial guru.
When it comes to Gadot’s thoughts about this new chapter in the life of Wonder Woman, she is distinctly upbeat: “I’m super excited about the movie and I’m very proud of it and I can’t wait for everyone to see it…This film is a whole new journey for Wonder Woman. And I hope and think that it’s going to have a profound effect on people because the movie is very universal”…