Gal Gadot: Combat Trainer To Miss Israel To Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot: Combat Trainer To Miss Israel To Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0
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As the Israeli actress and fashion model Gal Gadot will star as Wonder Woman in the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Amazonian warrior character also will be making a debut in the movie industry soon.


Gadot shared some time with Glamour for the magazine’s April cover story. In an exclusive interview, she told about her journey from being a combat trainer, to being Miss Israel and now to being Wonder Woman.

The feisty lady served well in the Israeli army as a combat trainer. Gadot said that serving their country is part of being an Israeli. In Israel, individuals are required to give something back to the state.

The actress also shared her most memorable moment joining the Miss Universe. According to her, she might be the most rebellious of all contestant. She recalled that at one point she intentionally showed up late without a gown. ” I showed up late. I came without gowns. They tell you to come to breakfast in a gown. I was like, “No way am I having breakfast in a gown!” Who needs to wear an evening gown at 10:30 A.M.?” the actress said laughing.

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When it comes to her much talked about character as Wonder Woman, Gadot has some empowering words for women like her. “For Batman v Superman, it was important for me that we show how independent Wonder Woman is,” she said of her character. Wonder Woman does not rely on any man and the character is not in the “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” because of a love story.

“Wonder Woman is not there to serve someone else… She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a typical woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving. And it’s all her heart — that’s her strength,” she said of her character. She added: “I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do.”

Wonder Woman movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins and the film is slated to hit theaters in summer of 2017.