Gal Gadot's debut as Wonder Woman may have been considered by many as one of the highlights of DC's divisive Batman vs. Superman, however before anyone actually got to see her own the big screen, the Israeli actress reveals how terribly fans took to her casting at first.
Speaking in an interview with W Magazine, Gadot talks about how she landed the role as DC's Amazon Princess and how the fandom had initially reacted when she was chosen for to play Diana Prince.
According to the actress, her casting had brought on some controversy "'cause my boobs were too small."
"Yeah—that was a big problem," she added, laughing. "The Web really paid attention to the important side of Wonder Woman."
Before being Wonder Woman, it turned out that the actress was initially reluctant to to star on the big screen. After being crowned Miss Israel back in 2004, Gadot turned down an offer to audition for the role of Bond's woman in Quantum of Solace.
"I said, ‘No way,' " Gadot recalled, as she placed stars around her cake. "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."
She later on changed her mind and then joined the cast of Fast and Furious. After that, came Wonder Woman.
"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!"
Good thing that Gadot had Beyoncé to help her during her auditions. Even though the Israeli beauty queen and actress had been reluctant to go on the big screen at first, it's hard to imagine the DC Expanded Universe now without her. Despite the fact that fans initially criticized her look because her breasts were too small (which is a ridiculous problem actually), Gadot has the height, gait and regal temperament fit for the role.
Gadot will return to the big screen in Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017.
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