On filming the superhero movie while pregnant: “We cut open the costume and had this green screen on my stomach. It was funny as hell—Wonder Woman with a bump.”
On being a feminist: “People always ask me, ‘Are you a feminist?’ And I find the question surprising, because I think, ‘Yes, of course. Every woman, every man, everyone should be a feminist. Because whoever is not a feminist is a sexist.'” Gadot and her younger sister were taught “to believe that we’re capable, to value ourselves. I had a very sheltered kind of life. There was no TV-watching. It was always ‘Take a ball and go play.’ In general, I was a good girl, a good student, a pleaser and I was a tomboy, always with wounds and scratches on my knees.”
On Wonder Woman earning $800 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017: “It just shows that the world was ready for a female-driven action movie…I didn’t want to play the cold-hearted warrior. We didn’t want to fall into the clichés.”
The actress, 32, and husband Yaron Versano are also parents to 5-year-old daughter Alma.
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