Gal Gadot talks Wonder Woman casting, jokes about breast implants
Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot appears unfazed by critics who claim she's not voluptuous enough for the role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's "Batman Vs. Superman" movie and adds that she plans to start a "serious fitness regimen" to bulk up a little.
Gadot (pronounced "Ga-DOTE"), 28, made her comments in an video interview with the Israeli TV show "Good Evening with Guy Pines" that was posted on the program's website earlier this week. Her casting was announced in early December.
Speaking in her native Hebrew, Gadot said she represents the "Wonder Woman of the new world," when told about the comic book character's traditionally voluptuous figure.
"Everyone can buy breast [implants] for 9,000 shekels ($2,577) and everything's good," she said. "By the way, Wonder Woman is a Greek Amazon with one breast, so, if I really went by the book, it would be a little problematic."
"I am now starting a very serious fitness regimen," Gadot added. "I will gain muscle mass, yes. Kung fu, kick-boxing, sword-fighting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a thousand and one things."
Gadot will appear alongside Ben Affleck, who will play Batman, and Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman / Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." "Batman vs. Superman" is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.
Gadot said she attended a "secret" audition for the part and "screamed" when she agent told her over the phone she was got it, adding that she later digested the news on her own in a hotel room in New York.
"I remember myself lying in the bed and looking at the ceiling the dark, alone, and I'm telling myself, 'This is not .. this is not real," she said. "This is not supposed to be this way. I'm supposed to, like & where's the champagne?"