Gal Gadot will become the first Israeli box office star as the first Wonder Woman stand alone film is set for release in June of next year. Gadot talked about many issues, including Wonder Woman’s sexuality, in an interview with Variety.
Everyone is waiting for Gadot, Gal Gadot that is, to conquer Hollywood ever since the 31 year old Israeli actress first appeared as Wonder Woman earlier this year in “Batmnan vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Gal will also appear as the comic book heroine in two upcoming Justice League movies, one due out in 2017 and the other in 2019.
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Many people have discussed Wonder Woman’s sexual orientation over the years. She is a strong and powerful woman from an island populated by women alone. While she has had a love interest in the form of Steve Trevor, the two have never consummated their relationship in the way that Superman and Lois Lane did in multiple incarnations of the Superman story.
LGBT activists will be thrilled should Wonder Woman come out and this is part of the reason why people are hanging on Gal Gadot’s every word about the new movie.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) October 7, 2016
Gal Gadot was a bit evasive, however, when asked by Variety if Wonder Woman might have a fluid sexuality and at least be bi-sexual.
“It’s not something we’ve explored, ” said Gadot. “It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
— Variety (@Variety) October 13, 2016
Feminists will be pleased that “Wonder Woman” has a woman director, Patty Jenkins. Jenkins also directed “Monster” back in 2003, a movie which won Charlize Theron an Oscar for best actress.
Gadot was not so concerned about the gender of the “Wonder Woman” director saying that she doesn’t, “think it’s a gender kind of thing. Maybe because we’re telling a story of a girl growing up and becoming a woman, it’s easier for it to be told by someone who was once a girl and became a woman.”
But Gal did sing Patty Jenkins’ praise saying that she feels, “Patty Jenkins was the right person for the movie because she was the right person for the movie. She knew exactly how she wanted to tell her story. She knew exactly what she wanted to get. She’s brilliant and smart and so passionate.”
If you would like to see Gal Gadot in something other than a comic book movie, however, then you are in luck. Gadot will star opposite Isla Fisher, John Hamm and Zach Galifianakis in “Keeping Up with the Joneses” which is due out next weekend. In it Gadot and Hamm will play a married couple who are spies and who turn their neighbors’ world upside down.