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Video: Gal Gadot’s story of how she landed Wonder Woman role is so adorable

Gal Gadot revealed the tale of how she landed the role of Wonder Woman on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

hollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2017 19:14 IST
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Gal Gadot almost gave up acting before Wonder Woman came her way.(YouTube)

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.”

Cast members Gal Gadot and Chris Pine pose at the premiere of Wonder Woman in Los Angeles. (Reuters)

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?”

Gal Gadot in a scene from Wonder Woman. The film grossed $103.1 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry expectations, set a new record for a film directed by a woman and bested all previous stand-alone female superhero movies put together. (AP)

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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First Published: Jun 06, 2017 19:13 IST