Video: Gal Gadot’s story of how she landed Wonder Woman role is so adorable
After getting rave reviews for her performance in Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has finally opened up about landing the role of the Amazonian princess.
The Israeli actor, while talking with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, revealed that she was struggling to get a foothold in Hollywood and was considering to give-up on the industry, when a life-changing offer came along.
“This industry, the rejection can be tough. I had so many ‘almost’ [auditions]. I told my husband ‘I don’t know how long I can take it’, always dragging my family to Los Angeles,” shared Gadot.
It was one of the trips to Los Angeles in which she got a call from Zack Snyder, who directed Batman v Superman, Gadot’s first outing as Wonder Woman.
She added, “He wanted to audition me for a ‘secret role’. It’s where you get the lines, but you have no idea what the story is about, what the character is, nothing.”
After the audition, the 32-year-old went back to Israel to take the decision whether or not to continue acting, when she got another phone call about the mysterious movie role.
“They wanted to do a camera test and I thought, Again? Another almost, almost, almost [job]?” she shared, still not knowing what’s the part she was going to play.
It was at this moment, when she got a call from Snyder and he said, “I don’t know if you have this character in Israel, if she’s big or not ... but did you ever hear about Wonder Woman?”
Then, her agent called her to tell that she would be playing the titular role of Wonder Woman to which she reacted shockingly and said, “Oh my god! Oh god, OH MY GOD!!” She was in flight with a professor who was teaching her Quantum Physics the entire time and could not figure out why she was so happy.
Gadot looks straight into the camera and tells the professor that this was what she was excited about.
After hearing the news, Gadot explained she flew straight back over for the second audition.
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