Gal Gadot who’s Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, went on to speak with Variety on the details of the Wonder Woman film and the character.
In the interview Gadot goes on to explain what’s the appeal of Wonder Woman, if it’s important to have a female director for the film, what’s Patty Jenkins’ vision the film was, what her favorite weapon she used while filming and much more.
What’s the secret of Wonder Woman’s appeal?
She’s relatable. She has the heart of a human and is very compassionate, but her experiences — or lack of them, her naiveté, really — make her interested in everything around her and able to view the world in a way that we’d all like to: with a genuine curiosity.
Do you think it was important to have a female director for “Wonder Woman”?
I don’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. I feel like 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.
What was Jenkins’ vision for telling Wonder Woman’s story?
For her it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives. We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world.
To read the full interview head over to Variety.com.