Gal Gadot Talks Wonder Woman Fans Body Shaming

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As many of you may recall back when Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was some criticism about that casting for a number of reasons. By now, you have probably seen the film and seen how absolutely amazing she is in the role of Wonder Woman. Recently, the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice guested on Conan O’Brien to chat about the new film and Conan asked Gadot about her views of the fan criticism towards the size of her breasts, or as she likes to call them, hearts.

“Yes, there were some people who had a lot to say about my hearts. At the end of the day you can’t please them all, and I completely understand that. And if you want to be original to the story, the Amazons used to have only one breast, because it was in the way with the [bow and arrow].”

You can check out the full clip below where she talks about the subject of body shaming.

“Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in theaters. Wonder Woman will be released on June 23, 2017.

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Jake Bucsko

    It was definitely gross that people said her boobs weren’t big enough to play Wonder Woman, but that “one breast” thing is an urban legend.

  • Mozts

    Never got the point of that criticism. She looks quite like the New 52 Diana. People should get off their high horses, there is no one version of Wonder Woman.

  • breakerbaker

    It’s such a silly and typical fanboy type of criticisms, too. I mean, if you want to talk about how you think she’s not right for Wonder Woman, I guess you could argue that she’s too short (though this overlooks the fact that she’s quite tall for a woman) or that she’s not muscular enough (although this also overlooks the fact that you’re unlikely to find many beautiful Hollywood actresses who are not only over 6 ft. but who are also willing to put in the work to bulk up and add 40 lb. of muscle).

    A more legitimate concern would have been that she might not be a strong enough actress, which still seems to be kind of an open question. Hopefully, Patty Jenkins is able to get more out of her as a lead than Snyder got out of her as an ornament.

  • Carl

    I couldn’t care less about her breast size but she is still rail thin. She looks cool in the costume but she looks like a typical runway model as Diana. From what I saw in the movie, anyone could have pulled off that role, she wasn’t bad but she didn’t impress in any way. I’m not gonna say that Gina Carano is a better actor than Gal, I can’t tell yet, but she was way more intimidating as Angel Dust than Gal was as WW.

  • Axxell

    I don’t think it was about body shaming at all. I don’t think anyone would deny Gal is a beautiful woman; it’s just that WW has maintained a specific look over the years, and Gadot doesn’t fit that look. I mean, I’m sure a lot of people believe Henry Cavill is a handsome man, but I wouldn’t cast him for, say Spiderman.

  • JMMagwood

    I never paid attention to the trolls that complained about how she looked, that was typical fanboy hating. What I love is that she performed above and beyond expectations, and proved that she is a far more than capable actress with the small part she was given. She stole the film, and that’s an impressive feat in this case.

  • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

    Ben Affleck had it worse than her.

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