Gal Gadot Says Wonder Woman Is Independent; Doesn’t Need Help From Men

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will not only feature one of the most iconic showdowns in cinematic history, but also Wonder Woman, the most iconic superheroine in existence. Gal Gadot has been tasked with bringing the character to life, and early buzz on the movie indicates that she steals the show with her major supporting role.

In a recent interview with Glamour, the actress opened up about how she tried to portray the character, as this is the very first time that Wonder Woman will grace the big screen, despite her immense popularity. Here’s what she had to say:

“It was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else. She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence…I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.”

Back when it was announced that Gadot would be playing the character in the movie, there were many complains about the casting due to her weight, mainly because fans wanted to see someone a little more bulky in the role. However, the actress has since gained plenty of muscle and feels happy with the way she’s now:

“Since I’ve started, I’ve gained about 17 pounds, and it’s all muscle. I feel so much better now. When you feel strong, it changes everything—your posture, the way you walk. I look at photos from five years ago and think, Whoa, I was too skinny. It’s not cool.”

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to meeting Gadot’s Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Glamour (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.