How Jon Hamm Made Gal Gadot Sick (Literally) in Keeping Up with the Joneses

Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher from Keeping Up with the Joneses
Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher from Keeping Up with the Joneses

Jon Hamm Made Gal Gadot Want to Vomit in Keeping Up with the Joneses

Gal Gadot may have appeared in the “Fast and Furious” movies but that doesn’t mean she likes car chases. “I get carsick easily and people don’t know the about me,” she tells Made in Hollywood reporter Julie Harkness Arnold.

That posed a big problem in “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” the action comedy that put her in a speeding car with Jon Hamm at the wheel.

“I had to stay in the car and look the opposite way and shoot a gun and do crazy things and look bad-ass,” she says. “That was a challenge when you feel like you want to vomit.”

Not that she blames Hamm. “He was very prepared,” she insists. “They would never put us in a car if it was not safe. We felt as safe as we could feel in such a fast car.”

Isla Fisher, who also rocked around in that car along with costar Zach Galifianakis, was less forgiving.

“Jon Hamm is an actor from ‘Mad Men,'”  she says. “He should not be driving a car that fast with me in the back. I was terrified.”

Gal Gadot on the Sweet Message in Keeping Up with the Joneses

Hamm and Gadot play married spies who move in next door to a suburban couple played by Fisher and Galifianakis, who envy their jet-setting neighbors until they get sucked into their glamorous but dangerous lifestyle.

“Both couples want to have something the other couple has,” explains Gadot. “In our case, we live such a hectic, crazy life and we just want to have some stability and quiet and ordinary life.”

It turns out the spies have their own issues. “Yes, it’s a comedy with action — but there’s also a very sweet, adorable message (which), is never judge a book by its cover,” she says. “We’re not happy as others think we are.”

And so, says Fisher, the couples learn from each other. “Actually at the end of the movie, without giving a spoiler out, we do change our life because of our experience with them,” she says.

 

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