“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot covers the December 2017 issue of ELLE Magazine photographed by Paola Kudacki.
On the assumptions about Wonder Woman: “So many people’s assumptions about what would make a tough woman is actually a damaged woman. People were confusing strength with defensiveness, and I was like, ‘Why would she be defensive? She totally trusts people! Why would she be angry? She assumes that she’s going to be treated well. She has no chip on her shoulder!’”
On her accent: “When I was based in Israel, way before Wonder Woman, way before anything, I went to my dialogue coach and I told her, ‘My objective is within a year to speak completely American English.’ She said, ‘Gal, dear’— she’s like sixty-something years old, adorable, full of compassion—she said, ‘Gal, it won’t happen.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I’m gonna come for three days a week for a few hours, like we make a boot camp out of it!’ She said, ‘But why would you want to do it?’ I said, ‘I’m such a niche, with my accent. I have to play the international girl. There’s no international girl in every movie! This narrows my opportunity.’ “She said, ‘Yes, but you know what? You’re special like this. Do you have any idea how many Americans there are in Los Angeles, looking for roles, who look more American than you, sound more American than you? Just be you.’”
Cover:Solid & Striped Swimsuit
Image 1:Jacket Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 Collection
Image 2:Leather Dress and Feather and Velvet Boots by Saint Laurent
[Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki/ELLE Magazine]