Everyone was like ‘who is that?‘ when 28-year-old Gal Gadot was cast for the role of Wonder Woman in the ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie.
Gal Gadot was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia)
Zack Snyder, a director stated that Wonder Woman is among the most influential female characters ever and also a favorite among the DC fans. He added that Gal Gadot is a great actress who has a unique feature that renders her suitable for the role. He finished by saying that he was looking forward to the fans discovering Gadot in ‘Batman vs Superman’. However, Gadot is not all a stranger. Below are seven facts you should know about her:
1. Gadot has been cast in three ‘Fast & Furious’ movies
As part of the cast of ‘Fast & Furious’ 4, 5 & 6, she played the role of Gisele Yashar. After Paul Walker’s car accident that killed him, Gadot expressed grief via social media and said that paul was an amazing person full of passion and a big heart.
Gal made her film debut in the fourth film of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels ‘Fast Five’ (2011) and ‘Fast & Furious 6’ (2013)
2. She was a soldier in the army of Israel
Gadot is of Israeli origin and was a soldier in the army of Israel for two years. We have seen some great fighting scenes that are probably a result of her experience in the army combined with some minimal training.
3. She competed for ‘Miss World’ as Miss Israel
In 2004, When Gadot was 19 she was ‘Miss Israel’ and she ran in the miss Universe pageant.
Gal began modeling in the late 2000s
4. Sorry gents, this one is taken
Since 2008, she has been with a businessman as her husband who is called Yaron Varsano who is also a hotel owner. Gadot and her husband have a young daughter. So if you are searching for a fantasy girlfriend, forget it.
Gal Gadot is married with Yaron Versano and they have a 4-year-old daughter, Alma. The couple has been married for about 8 years now and still seems to be very in love with each other. Recently, Gal announced on Instagram her second pregnancy
5. Gadot is happy to play her role
Way back, she made a post on social media that linked to a tale of the said character and noted that it was exciting. She played well in ‘Wonder Woman‘ that she now has her own stand-alone spin-off, Wonder Woman’.
6. She is the first non-American to portray Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter has been linked to the character for the longest time due to her role in the TV series ‘Wonder Woman’. She did her own stunts on set, she had physical similarities with the said character from the comic book and she was a sex symbol in her era.
However, Wonder Woman is not an American and so is Gadot. Most people do not know the origin of Wonder Woman and the fact that she doesn’t look like the typical Wonder Woman provides DC with the perfect chance to tell the story.
Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the ‘Wonder Woman’ role
7. She loves motorcycles
Gadot derives comfort from riding a motorcycle and this is seen in her character when she acted in ‘Fast & Furious’ and in her true life. She has even confessed her love for bikes. She owns and rides a 2006 Ducati Monster. Through this, we can see that she loves to live on the edge and this makes her a good actor since she is not afraid of danger.
From the above facts about Gadot, we can see that most of what we did not know about her make her an amazing actor. I cannot wait to see her performance in her upcoming movie ‘Wonder Woman’.