“Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot for W Magazine

Posted on April 12, 2017

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot covers the May 2017 issue of W magazine photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful.

 

It was a difficult part to get. Gadot’s first appearance as Wonder Woman was in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Gadot, 32, had not set out to become a comic book legend—or even an actress, for that matter. After she was crowned Miss Israel in 2004, a casting director asked her to audition for the role of the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace. “I said, ‘No way,’” Gadot recalled. “I said, ‘I’m studying law and international relations. I’m way too serious and smart to be an actress, and besides, the script is all in English.’ I spoke English, but I wasn’t comfortable with it.”

Eventually, she came around to the idea, and while she didn’t become 007’s latest squeeze (the part went to the Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko), Gadot ended up joining the cast of Fast and Furious, an extremely successful franchise about competing daredevil drivers. “When I auditioned for Batman v Superman, I didn’t know it was for Wonder Woman,” Gadot continued. “The director, Zack Snyder, asked me to do a camera test. That was torture. They were looking at six or seven girls, and we were all in separate trailers and were told to stay inside until they called us. Waiting is my enemy Number One, and I was losing my mind. So, I decided to put on Beyoncé.” Gadot smiled. “Who runs the world? Girls! I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!”

When Gadot was chosen for the role, there was outcry in the online universe. “Cause my boobs were too small,” Gadot said. “Yeah—that was a big problem,” she added, laughing. “The Web really paid attention to the important side of Wonder Woman.”

 

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Trench by Burberry
1st Image: Jacket, Blouse, Skirt, and Belt by Michael Kors Collection | Necklace and Rings by De Beers | Clutch by Roger Vivier | Sandals by Altuzarra
2nd Image: Dress by Diane von Furstenberg | Necklace by Stephen Russell
3rd Image: Cardigan Jacket by Gucci | Swimsuit by Hermès | Hat by Patricia Underwood

 

[Photo Credit: Craig McDean/W Magazine]

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