Gal Gadot is set to star in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will make history for being the first female superhero to have a major role in a big screen film in most recent memory. She will also be the first one so far to have her own standalone film. Recently, the actress hared how she ended up winning the role for herself.
In her recent appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress shared to Ellen her audition for the role of Wonder Woman. Like some major roles, she auditioned knowing nothing about the project at hand, only that it will be something with Zack Snyder as the director.
“I did an audition,” Gadot shared. “I didn’t know what I was auditioning for. The said it was super confidential. You’re just going to read a scene with Zack Snyder.”
That was shortly followed by a screen test with Ben Affleck, the new Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film.
“And then I have to go back to Israel for work, then they called to say they want to camera test me with Ben [Affleck].”
After that, she got a phone call from Snyder, it was that when she was finally given the idea as to what role she was auditioning for.
“‘I’m not sure if you have it in Israel but have you ever heard about Wonder Woman?'” the actress shared, as how Snyder had asked her. “I went dead for five seconds and put on my coolest voice and said, ‘Yeah, Wonder Woman, I’ve heard of her. And then the next thing you know I did the audition with Ben. It went great.”
Gadot added that it was two weeks laterwith her being hopeful for a positive feedback for her auditionsbefore her agents called her to let her know that she got the part to play the DC Comics heroine.
Wonder Woman will appear first as part of the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” before having her own standalone film set for a June 23, 2017 release.