Gal Gadot became one of the biggest stars in the world in 2017 when she debuted as the legendary DC heroine, Wonder Woman, in Patty Jenkins’ film of the same name.
Her performance has been met with critical acclaim, and her box office success has made her a household name and one of the biggest blockbusters to come out of the often overlooked DCEU. malice.
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However, in a new interview with S Moda magazine, the 38-year-old actress admitted how much pressure her sudden popularity had put on her during a difficult personal period.
“I remember it as if I was watching it from a moving train,” she told the newspaper, recalling the year she also welcomed her second child with husband Jaron Varsan.
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“I just had a second daughter [Maya]She was about eight weeks old when the movie was released and that same month I had back surgery due to an injury I sustained while filming.
© Getty Images Gal achieved worldwide recognition when she made her debut as Wonder Woman in 2017
“When you think about it, it’s even funny because people will think I’m opening a bottle of champagne and feeling like I’m on top of Olympus, but I’m dealing with many fronts and personal matters,” she continued. .
“And, on top of that, all that sudden emergence and popularity… it was overwhelming.”
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However, she explained that what helped her cope with it was the feeling that the “social phenomenon” was primarily for her character, Diana Prince, and not for her.
© InstagramGal and husband Jaron welcomed their second daughter the same year “Wonder Woman” was released
“I love it, but I never felt like everything that happened was about me,” Gal said. “I always thought I was the only one getting this character. Not me, but Diana. So that made it a lot more bearable.”
Gal not only reprises her role as the Amazon warrior princess in the 2020 sequel. Great Woman 1984but also through episodic roles and supporting roles appearing in several other DC films, most recently in 2023. Speed.
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A third film in the series is in the works, with Gal and Patty set to return, but was canceled last year by newly appointed DC directors James Gunn and Peter Safran.
© Getty Images The actress even gave a nod to her DC role at Netflix’s recent Tudum event
While at Netflix’s Tudum fan festival last week, she said her journey as Prince Diana may not be over yet, saying ET: “Things are being worked on behind the scenes, and when the time is right, you’ll know about it.”
Just before news of the third film’s fate was announced, the Israeli model and actress took to Instagram and paid tribute to the character that made her one of the paid actresses. highest salary in the world.
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She wrote alongside an excerpt from the original film: “On this day, a few years ago, it was first announced that I would be playing Wonder Woman.
© Getty Images She teases that her DC superhero journey may not be over yet
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to play such an amazing, iconic character and more than anything, I’m grateful to YOU. The fans. Great, warm fans. , the cutest in the world. I’m still pinching myself to see if I’ll wake up. I can’t wait to share her next chapter with you.”