Gal Gadot: A League of Her Own in Hollywood

It’s been three years since Gal Gadot impressed us all with her portrayal of Wonder Woman, and now she’s returning for the sequel to show us even more female empowerment through her butt-kicking action.

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Gal Gadot is interviewed while lounging on the back patio of her Tel Aviv home, a peaceful outdoor space shielded from prying eyes by a surrounding stone wall and trees. The actress reveals that this is where she likes to unwind after putting her two children, Alma (eight) and Maya (three), to bed. Gadot recalls how she and her husband Jaron Varsano showed Alma the film that made her a household name, Wonder Woman, but had to skip some of the scary parts as Alma couldn’t bear them. She says that Alma loved the movie and was very proud of her mother’s performance. Gadot goes on to share that Alma didn’t care for Sleeping Beauty, telling her parents that she didn’t like the fact that all the princess does is sleep and wait for a prince to come and kiss her. Gal and Jaron were impressed by their daughter’s healthy perspective.

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When I saw Wonder Woman in the theater in New York City in 2017, the reaction from women and girls in the audience was overwhelming. There was clapping, cheering, and even tears. People were so moved by Gal Gadot’s portrayal of this beloved female superhero that they began emulating her strength and goodness in their daily lives. The film came at a time when the world needed a strong female role model, especially in the face of a misogynistic president. Now, with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 coming up, Gadot hopes to continue inspiring audiences with a story about the dangers of greed and the importance of staying true to oneself. Despite her striking beauty, Gadot has always been more interested in her work than her appearance. As a teenager, she worked at Burger King instead of pursuing modeling gigs, and when she won the Miss Israel pageant in 2004, she threw the Miss Universe competition by acting uncooperative and wearing terrible clothes.

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Dudi Hasson takes photographs of the clothing by Chanel. Wonder Woman 1984 opens with a powerful scene featuring a young Diana Prince engaging in an intense physical competition on her birthplace, the magical all-woman city-state of Themyscira. Actress Gal Gadot, who portrays the adult Diana Prince, reflects on the importance of representation and how seeing oneself represented visually can inspire one’s dreams. She also discusses the need for education and role-modeling to promote equality and combat issues such as sexual assault. Despite progress, she acknowledges that there is still a long way to go towards achieving true equality. Throughout the conversation, Gadot maintains a friendly and positive demeanor, frequently smiling and expressing hope for the future.

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The article features photographs of a dress by Proenza Schouler taken at Caesarea beach by Dudi Hasson. Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman films, praises Gal Gadot for her beauty, intelligence, and strength, as well as her good character. Gadot’s performance in the first Wonder Woman film helped her become one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, although she was paid significantly less than male action stars. Jenkins, who considers Gadot a best friend, commends her focus on doing good with her character and not seeking fame or glory. Chris Pine, who plays Gadot’s love interest in the films, asserts that her portrayal of Wonder Woman embodies love through her fierceness, strength, compassion, and uncompromising nature.

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The attire worn by Gadot in the photographs was created by Givenchy, and her sandals were made by Havaianas. The pictures were taken by Dudi Hasson. Gadot spent her childhood in Rosh Ha’ayin, a small city in central Israel that is similar to a typical middle-class California suburb. Her dad was an engineer while her mom was a gym teacher who encouraged Gadot and her younger sister, Dana, to engage in outdoor activities instead of watching TV. She appears to be the active little girl from the beginning of Wonder Woman 1984, exercising and getting ready for her future. Gadot’s athleticism is visible in both Wonder Woman movies where she performs most of her own stunts to avoid using CGI during fights. In Wonder Woman 1984, there is a scene where she elegantly fights off several bad guys with her golden lasso while doing a back-bending high kick. After finishing high school, Gadot served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years as a fitness and combat readiness instructor before enrolling in college. Although she is passionate about the arts, Gadot’s parents never entertained the idea of her becoming an actress. They believed that she should graduate from university and earn a degree. Gadot initially planned on becoming a lawyer, but ended up being cast as Gisele Yashar, the sultry weapons expert in Fast Furious (2009), which led to her career in Hollywood.

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The photo shoot showcases the Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh bra and Chloé pants against the stunning backdrop of Caesarea beach, captured by Dudi Hasson. Gal Gadot credits her husband, Jaron Varsano, for giving her the confidence to pursue her dreams. The couple met in 2006 at a yoga retreat in the Israeli desert and hit it off immediately. Their relationship proved to be a turning point in Gadot’s personal life and career, as Varsano is a true feminist who believes in equality and mutual respect. He has been incredibly supportive of her career, even encouraging her to continue working through the raising of their two daughters. When she grew anxious about juggling motherhood and her professional opportunities, Varsano was there to reassure her that they could make it work.

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Actress Gal Gadot, who wears a Miu Miu romper in the accompanying photographs by Dudi Hasson, emphasizes the importance of family and motherhood. She refers to her family as the “circus family” and asserts that she will not travel for extended periods without them. To her, being a mother is the most rewarding project of her life. When asked what kind of mother she is, Gadot responds that she takes on different roles depending on the day. She is warm and connected but also knows when to let go and not be too involved. Although she experiences guilt from time to time, she tries her best to be the best version of herself as a mom. Her daughters are aware that she plays Wonder Woman, but they are not obsessed with the idea; instead, they are excited to play with the Wonder Woman Barbie dolls that she brings home for them.

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Miu Miu’s romper is featured in the film Wonder Woman 1984, which was shot in various cities around the world. The movie features Wonder Woman battling her enemy Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. The two characters start off as colleagues and friends before Cheetah transforms into her evil alter ego. The scene where they first meet at the Smithsonian Institution highlights Gadot’s openness and vulnerability on screen, showcasing yet another girl power moment. According to director Patty Jenkins, Gadot’s acting skills have exploded since the first film, making her one of the best actresses working today. Annette Bening, who stars alongside Gadot in Death on the Nile, states that Gadot’s talent is often underestimated due to her beauty. Gadot’s upcoming project with her production company Pilot Wave is a series for Apple about Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood actress and scientific genius who pioneered technology for WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

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The article features beautiful photographs of CHANEL clothing taken by Dudi Hasson, depicting the life of Gal Gadot, a talented actress and mother of two with a supportive husband. Together, they have successfully developed Tel Aviv’s Varsano Hotel and sold it for $25 million in 2015. However, her privileged lifestyle made the internet turn on her after she posted a video of herself and other celebrities singing “Imagine” during the COVID-19 quarantine. While the video received backlash, Gadot claimed that she had good intentions and meant to send light and love to the world. She admitted that her take-me-as-I-am attitude can get her into trouble but believes in speaking her truth. The article ends with news of Gadot’s upcoming Cleopatra project with director Jenkins, which generated some controversy over the Egyptian queen’s heritage.

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The clothing featured in the pictures is designed by CHANEL while hair products are from Kérastase Paris, and makeup and nail enamel are provided by Revlon. The photographs are captured by Dudi Hasson. During our conversation, I take a picture of her on my screen to capture her infectious smile. Gal Gadot seems to remain happy despite the pandemic, and I wonder how she manages to do so. As we converse, she repeatedly mentions feeling lucky, grateful for her good health, safety, and being able to spend time with her children during COVID. She expresses gratitude for being cast as Wonder Woman and being part of a warm and supportive community. Her partner, Varsano, is also a source of her happiness. In the Jewish culture, there’s a prayer called “modeh ani,” which means “I give thanks” that she recites every morning to express gratitude for the gift of life. Gal Gadot closes her eyes as if reciting the prayer again and emphasizes the importance of not taking anything for granted.

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