Gal Gadot reveals that during the short period of Wonder Woman reshoots, she was visibly pregnant. Luckily, the studio was able to work around this by means of camera tricks and visual effects.
In a snippet of an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gadot reveals that she wore an altered version of Diana Prince’s superhero costume tailor-made to edit her baby bump out of wide shots. Her costume had a big green triangle around her stomach so that her pregnancy could be removed digitally in post-production. She described the outfit as follows:
“On close-up, I looked very much like Wonder Woman; on wide shots, I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”
That’s certainly an odd visual to imagine, but seeing it on set must have been something else entirely. Director Patty Jenkins added the following about the reshoots, noting that Gadot was incredibly committed to her role:
“She’s pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others. There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it. Now, at least, we will be able to tell her [new] daughter Maya that she’s in her mom’s stomach right then, in the middle of that battle scene.”
Working around an actress’s pregnancy is nothing new in Hollywood – back in 2015, Scarlett Johansson underwent a similar method to the one Gal Gadot described for her role as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Still, given that Gadot is the lead star to Johansson’s supporting role in an ensemble movie, it makes her determination to play the character all the more incredible.
Wonder Woman rides into battle on June 2, 2017. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pines as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Ares, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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