Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. This is her.
Recently, you may have seen her in a little film called “Wonder Woman.”
Along with Gadot being a total bada** throughout the movie, the decision to use a female director garnered major points with moviegoers. Its $100 million opening weekend broke the all-time record for any movie with a female director, Business Insider reported.
However, perhaps the best example of girl power seems to have taken place off screen. In November, Gadot was called back to Leavesden Studios outside of London to finish reshooting some of the scenes.
In November, she also happened to be five months pregnant. But Wonder Woman didn't let a simple thing like a wall stand in her way, and Gadot wasn't going to either.
According to Entertainment Weekly, costumers cut a triangle in the stomach area of her suit and replaced it with a green screen so the special effects department could alter her figure to a less-pregnant version later. Gadot described the experience to Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
Aside from the tweak in her costume, it was business as usual, and Gadot was even running and performing fight choreography. Producer Chuck Roven admitted to Entertainment Weekly that there were some physical limitations, but that it didn't detract from the performance she gave:
“... She was being aggressive. She still had to be fierce. That was special. I’ve been doing this for awhile but I’ve never had that experience before.”
Director Patty Jenkins echoed Roven's sentiments and called every day of filming a “hilarious gauntlet” to which Gadot never said no.
Plus, it makes for a great story for when her daughter is older. “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,” Jenkins said.
On the screen, Wonder Woman took on a war and saved the world. In real life, Gadot created a box office hit and a human being at the same time. Talk about girl power.
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