Gal Gadot Audition for Wonder Woman ‘Exhausting’
The waiting game is one Gal Gadot would rather not play again!
The Israeli model-turned-actress relived the “seven stages of grief” she “literally” experienced when she waited to hear if she landed the coveted role of Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“It was exhausting … I had to wait for seven weeks,” she told Made in Hollywood, now able to laugh about it. “I literally went through seven stages of grief. At the beginning I felt good about [auditioning]. After a week, I started to get my doubts. After three weeks, I was like, ‘No, it’s not happening.’ I was sad. After four weeks, I was angry. ‘I’m not going to do that movie. Their loss. They’re not calling? It’s their loss.’ ”
But looking back, the agony was worth it.
“Then I got the ‘yes,’ and that’s all that matters,” she said with a smile.
Wonder Woman Costume More Painful Than Audition
Something she grins about a little less is practically suffocating in her skintight costume.
“It was insane, it was insane,” she said of when she was initially suited up — something she previously addressed at greater length. “[But] now the costume is fantastic, [even though] it is heavy. I can’t go to the loo whenever I just want, but it’s great, and I’m happy to be her.”
Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night talk show, Gadot recalled how it felt to try on the Wonder Woman costume after nailing the audition.
“I was so happy and so grateful and thankful for being there and doing this role, that I didn’t say anything about the fact that it was so tight and I literally could not breathe,” she explained. “I was just trying to get myself together. But I didn’t say anything.”
Luckily, the model-turned-actress was relieved of her discomfort. “Right before I passed out, they noticed I was breathing quite heavily and they adjusted it,” Gadot said with a laugh.
In an interview with EW, Gadot said that she was proud to wear the star-spangled costume because the iconic character is inspiring to little girls. “I’m so happy that when [my daughter] grows up she’s going to see a female figure she can be inspired by.”