As a part of its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coverage, Entertainment Weekly conducted an interview with Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in this movie and beyond. The actress recalls her audition for the role, where she didn’t even know which character she was up for. “I knew [the role] was big and it was for one of the franchises.”
During the audition process, Gadot read a scene from Pulp Fiction. Afterwards, director Zack Snyder dropped the bomb. “He said, ‘Well, I don’t know how big she is in Israel…’ and my jaw just dropped. There are so many expectations for this character, it’s impossible not to
be a little nervous about it.”
After landing the role, Gadot began a rigorous training regime, which included her learning how to wield a sword. “I love doing the swordplay stuff. It’s another skill to add to my collection.” However, she admits that she’s “still working” on mastering use of Wonder Woman’s lasso.
Of course, Gadot’s run as Wonder Woman will not end with Batman v Superman. She is set to star in her own Wonder Woman solo film, as well as Justice League Part One, both of which are scheduled for 2017 releases. Zack Snyder adds that Diana Prince’s role in Dawn of Justice is indeed a big one, particularly in bringing in the Justice League. “She plays a super-important part. In a lot of ways, she’s the gateway drug to
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For even more of Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, be sure to pick up this week’s issue.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th, 2016. The second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Zack Snyder directs from a script by Chris Terrio and David S Goyer.