'She is not relying on a man': Batman v Superman star Gal Gadot looks stunning in yellow as she gushes about Wonder Woman's independence
She's a key part in finally bringing iconic superheroine Wonder Woman to life on the big screen.
And that's not something Gal Gadot takes lightly, which the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star discussed in the April issue of Glamour.
Speaking of what was important to her when portraying Wonder Woman, the 30-year-old focused on her independence, noting: '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.'
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Independent woman: Gal Gadot looked radiant as the cover girl for the April issue of Glamour, in which she gushed about portraying Wonder Woman, who's 'not there to serve someone else'
Leading lady: The 30-year-old Israeli actress will portray the iconic character alongside Ben Affleck (as Batman) and Henry Cavill (as Superman) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
And Gal, whose last name is pronounced 'Gah-dote,' also gushed about Wonder Woman's 'emotional intelligence.'
'I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough,' Gal explained, adding: 'I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.'And the Furious 7 actress, who looked effortlessly beautiful in a textured halterneck and distressed jeans on the cover, discussed how the powerful role has affected her views on feminism.
She explained that so many misconceptions muddy up the main focus of feminism, which of course, is equality.
Following her heart: The brunette beauty also gushed about Wonder Woman's emotional strength, sharing: 'I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough'
'I want all people to have the same opportunities and to get the same salaries for the same jobs. I realize I’m doing what I want to do because of the women before me who laid the groundwork.'
She added: 'Without them I wouldn’t be an educated working mother who is following her dreams; I wouldn’t be here.'
But being in such a high-profile role, Gal knows she's going to have her critics, and she got a little taste after her casting was first revealed.
'You want people to be happy!' The stunning cover girl admitted that she read Internet comments about her casting 'in the beginning' but stopped after so much criticism about things such as the size of her breasts
Noting that she had read Internet comments 'in the beginning,' Gal shared: 'You want people to be happy! There were a lot of comments about the size of my breasts.'
But the mother-of-one didn't let the criticism of her body get to her, noting: 'I realized we can’t please everyone.'
The playful actress also shared that in one interview she responded to the criticism by saying: 'If you want it to really be true to the origin story, the [myth goes that] Amazons had only one breast; otherwise it would get in the way of the bow and arrow.'
Getting a piece of the action: Previously Gal played Gisele in Fast & Furious (as well as Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7), and even did some of her own stunts in 2013's Fast & Furious 6 (pictured)
The rising star, who served two years in the Israeli army, earning a spot as a combat trainer after excelling in a grueling three-month boot camp, also admitted that she never intended to be an actress.
She had originally planned on being a lawyer, but became interested after being approached to compete in Miss Israel at age 18, which she won.
'Nothing I planned happened. But whenever opportunity arose, I was prepared and positive,' Gal shared.
At long last: Gal will bring the iconic heroine to the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters March 25, before going on star in a standalone film about the character, as well as two Justice League movies
'And all those things I didn’t get, all those "almosts" - if I got them, I wouldn’t be Wonder Woman,' she said, looking back on previous roles, such as when she tried out to be a Bond Girl in Quantum Of Solace. 'What’s mine is mine, and what’s not mine was never meant to be.'
Following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters March 25, Gal will reprise her role of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in a standalone film, as well as in two upcoming Justice League films, due out in 2017 and 2019.
Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s.
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