That latest actress to play Wonder Woman and the recent scorn of angry geeks everywhere, Gal Gadot, was interviewed on Good Evening with Gai Pines. The show is a popular entertainment show in Israel, so the interview is not in english, but thanks to Batman News, we have a part the interview translated. The part discusses the criticism Gadot has received over being cast as Wonder Woman for the Man of Steel sequel.
It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?
Gal Gadot: Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women 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.
So you’re not going to gain a little weight and start eating carbs before filming begins?
Gal Gadot: It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.
I think it is pretty sad that every time an announcement is made like this, some fans just overreact without having all the facts or even seeing and indication what they are complaining about will happen. In this case, the complaint is that Gadot doesn’t look like Wonder Woman. A big reason for this is how she has been drawn over the years, more recently by Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson.
Not that I have a problem with how they draw Wonder Woman either, just saying that doesn’t have to be the stereotypical boilerplate for the character. And to lambast Godat because she doesn’t meet your expectations is just ridiculous. She will be training to be what she needs to be for Wonder Woman, a bad@$$ Amazonian warrior. What do you think, is the criticism and hate warranted? (Source: Batman News)