Gal Gadot on Upcoming Wonder Woman Role, Providing Children With Someone to Look Up To

Kimberly Ripley

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Gal Gadot is excited about the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as she plays Wonder Woman alongside Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman. She loves that her role provides children with yet another strong character to look up to as well.

"I have a 4-year-old daughter and she adores princesses at the same time she will tell me the princess is so weak, she falls asleep and the prince will come and kiss her and save her and he is the hero," Gal Gadot said on Friday at a press conference for the film.

"So I am so happy to be the one who is going to tell the Wonder Woman story. It is such an important story to tell," she added. "It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, super hero to look up to. The more the merrier and there is plenty of room for many more women to come and I am very happy to be a part of it."

When Gal Gadot was first cast in her role as Wonder Woman--back in 2013--there was some noise about her not being "curvy" enough to fill Lynda Carter's shoes. Carter played Wonder Woman on the TV series of the same name.

"For me being an actress, my responsibility is not to pay attention to all the noise around me and to pay attention to the script and the director and protect the character and try to tell her story the best I can," Gadot said.

"It's a huge honor for me to be the one to get this amazing opportunity to tell such an important story. I feel very grateful," Gal Gadot shared. "I never planned on being an actress or Wonder Woman but everything just happened and I am grateful and happy and in love with what I do. I am enjoying everything but it will take me sometime until I really understand what is going on."

Fans can check out Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and more when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on Friday, March 25.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.