‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot reflects on IDF service and starring role

Israeli actress Gal Gadot (pictured) will portray Wonder Woman in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film that is due out in March 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will portray the role of Wonder Woman in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film that is due out in March 2016, said in an interview that her Israel Defense Forces (IDF) service helped prepare her for a career in Hollywood.

"The army wasn’t that difficult for me. The military gave me good training for Hollywood," Gadot told Fashion Magazine. 

When it comes to her role as Wonder Woman, which she will portray in the film alongside Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, Gadot said that the character "is the ultimate symbol of strength. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd grow up to be in a movie playing someone who influenced as many women as she has."

Gadot said her role in the upcoming film is also empowering for her as a woman.

“Nowadays being a woman is hard,” she said, “because we have to be the best wife, best mother, best worker, best everything! But I truly believe we are more empowered… we're also stronger, sophisticated and can achieve what we want. That's what I would like my daughter to know."

Posted on July 8, 2015 .