Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins wasn’t so sure about Gal Gadot as lead initially

Patty Jenkins says she would have settled with an American actor but her doubts were cleared when she saw Gal Gadot in action.

hollywood Updated: Jun 05, 2017 22:16 IST
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Patty said she would have settled for an American actor initially. Thankfully, she gave Gal Gadot a chance.

Director Patty Jenkins admits she was not initially thrilled about actress Gal Gadot being chosen for the role of Wonder Woman.

The 45-year-old filmmaker says her doubts were cleared when she saw the Gadot in action, reported Playboy.

Patty Jenkins with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine on the sets of Wonder Woman. (Warner Bros/Twitter-Gal Gadot)

“I remember when I read in the news that Wonder Woman had been cast and my heart sank. I had been talking to the studio for so long about doing it and I was like well ‘that’s that’. I’m sure we wouldn’t have made the same choice,” says Jenkins.

The director adds she would have settled for an American actor and not gone searching the world for to find her Wonder Woman.

“Frankly, I think they did a better job than I could have because I don’t know that I would have scoured the earth as hard to find her. I don’t know that I would’ve looked internationally. I would have just looked for an American girl,” she says.

Wonder Woman, also featuring Chris Pine and Robin Wright, is in theatres now.

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First Published: Jun 05, 2017 22:15 IST