The positive critical reception of Wonder Woman came as a relief to fans all over the world who have had to endure divisive DC film after divisive DC film over the past few years. No one was more relieved to see all of the glowing reviews than the actress who played Diana of Themyscira in the film: Gal Gadot.
Entertainment Weekly published a statement from Gal Gadot sharing what her experience was like when the review embargo finally dropped, as well as how she shared her excitement with her daughter and with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. You can read Gal Gadot’s full quote below:
It was a Thursday evening and I knew they were lifting the embargo for the reviews at 9 p.m. It was my first time going through such a thing. Usually, I’m not in the loop on when the studio is lifting the embargo. So I put my six-year-old daughter to bed and I said, “You need to fall asleep, I need to do some work tonight.” And of course that night she was very much awake. I said, “Okay. I’m going to bring my computer and sit next to you until you fall asleep.”
So I bring my computer and I start to read all the reviews. I got so excited I called [director Patty Jenkins]. And the moment I called Patty she answered the phone — it didn’t even ring. She immediately picks up. She’s all, “What’s going on? I’ve been meditating for 20 minutes, not reading anything, literally waiting for you to call me.”
I was just screaming: “Ahhhhh!”
She said, “It’s good? It’s good?”
I said, “It’s unbelievably amazing! I can’t believe this is happening to us right now!”
And my daughter, who’s 6 now, and was part of the production — when you work so many hours [your children] come to set and become part of the circus. My daughter got so excited.
My daughter asked me, “What’s happening, mama?”
I told her: “People are liking the movie. See, if you work hard enough and you have good intentions sometimes in life people appreciate it.”
And she jumped at me with teary eyes and said, “I’m proud of you mommy!”
That was a moment I’ll never forget as a parent and a mother. It was a very special thing.
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Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana in Wonder Woman 2, re-teaming with director Patty Jenkins for the highly-anticipated sequel.
Wonder Woman 2 will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.