Poor Gal Gadot, One minute she was just a talented, beautiful young actress minding her own business. Now she carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation after having been cast as Wonder Woman in Superman Vs Batman. And as is the way with the internet, she was also minutely examined for her fitness for the role. She she’s given her first interview on the hubbub. Since Gadot is Israeli, it was in Hebrew, but a fan has translated it, and to be fair, it’s pretty awesome.
When asked about those who claim that she’s too skinny for the role, Gadot had this to say: “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.” She also spoke about the physical grind of preparing for the role. “It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now,” said Gadot. “A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”
You hear that people? Body Mass. WE hear milkshakes are good for that kind of thing.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.