A user over at Batman-News has translated an interview that Gal Gadot gave on an Israeli show called "Good Evening With Gai Pines," and unearthed some incites about her recent casting as Wonder Woman. As you likely know by now, Gal Gadot nabbed the hotly sought-after female role in Batman vs Superman that our own El Mayimbe first mentioned earlier this year. Her casting set off a fire storm of responses from fans around the world. Though not quite as heated as when Ben Affleck was announced as the next Batman, there are many that are worried that she doesn't have the right build/height for the role of the Amazonian Princess.
Well, the interviewer clearly understands the concerns of fanboy nation (please note my sarcasm), because he tackled it head on. Below is his insightful question, and her answer:
"It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?"
"Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go 'by the book'…it’d be problematic."
Yep. Cause breast size is, apparently, of paramount concern. She did, however, add a little something about her training regimen:
"It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass."
He also asked about what it was like when she first got the news that she'd been cast as the iconic character, to which she said:
"I was just on my way to shooting at LA. I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadass Lichtenstein, called me. She says to me 'Wonder Woman!' and I’m like 'What??' – 'The role is yours!…and it’s a secret and the news are not yet announced and you can’t tell anyone…' I’m saying to her 'Are you serious??'- and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12 pm, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself 'It’s not real!'…it shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like… 'where’s the champagne?'"
Batman & Friends comes out on July 17, 2015.