Wonder Woman 1984 star Gal Gadot is thrilled she gets to play a character that serves as a role model for her own daughters.
The Israeli actress, 35, is reprising her role as the DC superhero in Wonder Woman 1984, which hits UK screens on Wednesday.
Gal is mum to 11-year-old Alma and three-year old Maya, and said she is grateful for the opportunity to embody such an inspiring role.
She told the Mirror: ‘Everything Wonder Woman stands for is brilliant. She stands for justice, peace, wisdom, love, acceptance and compassion.
‘And all of these things are becoming rare in our world.’
Gal admitted her older daughter can be ‘too cool for school’ about having a famous mum, but little Maya is much more enthusiastic about her line of work.
She explained: ‘When I tell my little one I have to go to work, she says, “For Wonder Woman?” and then runs around the house kicking and boxing. She loves it.’
Adorable. And Maya wasn’t the only one inspired by Gal’s performance.
Lynda Carter, who starred as Wonder Woman in the TV series from 1975 to 1979, said watching Gal in the role was a revelation for her own daughter.
Lynda’s daughter said: ‘I finally get it, I finally understand why everyone idolises you, I finally get what Wonder Woman means.’
Gal, who is set to star as Cleopatra, and her husband Yaron Varsano, 45, split their time between homes in Israel and Los Angeles.
The Wonder Woman 1984 release was pushed back five times, and Gal was thrilled to finally be able to share her work with the world.
In fact, the star, who featured in four Fast and Furious films, said the film was the most challenging project of her career.
She said: ‘This is the hardest movie I ever got to shoot, by far. But it was worth it. Because the first movie was received in such an amazing way, there was just no way we’re going to take any shortcuts.
‘We were just going to raise the bar and give everything we had because we knew people were so invested with the character and cared so much about Diana.’
Credit: Original article published here.