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Gal Gadot Reveals She Used Princess Diana As Inspiration For Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot has opened up about her portrayal of the amazing Wonder Woman and you would not believe who she had in mind for inspiration: Diana, Princess of Wales! 

By Ingrid Mateos

- April 15 , 2021 - 08:35 hs
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The Israeli actress Gal Gadot has revealed that her Diana Prince was inspired by Princess Diana! The Princess of the Amazons was brought back to life in 2017 thanks to the DC film 'Wonder Woman' directed by Patty Jenkins. Gadot recently declared that she and the director found similarities between the two beloved princesses.

“I remember watching a documentary about Princess Diana and there was a part where they said she was full of compassion and always cared for the people and that was like, ‘Ding, ding, ding,’ that should be the Wonder Woman we have,” Gadot said during a virtual awards season chat for Vanity Fair on Tuesday. Actually, she posted a photograph on her Instagram account revealing she was part of said event (and she looks really beautiful wearing a chiffon dress, honestly)

Read more: GAL GADOT IS EXPECTING THIRD CHILD WITH HUSBAND JASON VARSANO

She added that she wanted to bring on to screens a woman who inspiring and relatable "How can you connect to a goddess that’s super strong and has it all and [is] super perfect?” Gadot said of her DC Comics character. “I wanted to show her vulnerabilities and heart.” Gal Gadot has portrayed the DC Comics hero, whose real name is Diana Prince, since 2017, in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Justice League” and two Wonder Woman films.

But it is not the first time Gal Gadot explains her inspiration behind her Wonder Woman portrayal.  At San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 the actress revealed quite passionately that while acting, she always had in mind all the good deeds the late royal did while living. "Wonder Woman has the strength of a goddess and the heart of a human," Gadot said to the crowd."She [Princess Diana] said she leads from her heart and not from her head. And I think the same is true of our Diana." Known for her philanthropic work, Princess Diana of Wales who died in 1997 in a car crash, was nicknamed the “People’s Princess.” On the other hand, director Patty Jenkins said that the world needs love and forgiveness in such a huge way. “[Wonder Woman] stands for being loving and amazing and being incredible.”

Just after the second installment of the Wonder Woman movies, Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich revealed that the story will continue for the Princess of the Amazons, “As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy." As for her personal life, the Israeli actress is expecting her third child with Yaron Varsano and has declared she is feeling really happy, healthy, and grateful during this time.

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