Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, is speaking out about the internet’s collective “WTF” reaction to her being cast in the role. The most vocal complaint was that she doesn’t have the uh, curves to play the famously voluptuous, corset-wearing hero. And in general, she looks more like a runway model than an action hero. Gal Gadot don’t care:
“Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go “by the book”…it’d be problematic.
It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”
I don’t know if the 9,000 shekels comment (she’s Israeli, btw), is a dig at failed NBC Wonder Woman Adrianne “very obviously has a boob job” Palicki, but I do agree with the larger point. I don’t think Wonder Woman has to be defined by her bust size, and anyone complaining about the very Amazonian-ish Gadot not having a big enough rack for the part is barking up the wrong tree.
That said, I don’t think all complaints about Gadot in the role are invalid. I think the bigger problem is that Gadot is really untested in anything besides the Fast and Furious series, and that’s sort of worrisome given the fact that Wonder Woman is the highest profile female superhero role that’s been cast in this modern blockbuster era. I mean, Marvel picked A-lister Scarlett Johannson for a very light supporting role as Black Widow in the Avengers universe. They did the same having Oscar winner Halle Berry show up in three different X-Men movies as Storm. But now it seems odd for DC and WB to go with a complete unknown for Wonder Woman, who very well might get her own movie after Batman vs. Superman (as well the character should).
But who knows? Giving unknowns a shot can pan out, and maybe she will be an A-lister after this, what could be her breakout role. Maybe she gave a hell of an audition. Maybe she’s perfect for the part. I don’t know. Or maybe not, but either way, stop complaining about her boobs.