Gal Gadot has revealed the ’emotional’ response she had when she saw the opening sequence of Wonder Woman 1984.
The actress – who plays Wonder Woman – praised young actress Lilly Aspell for her incredible scene as Young Diana Prince in the flashback scene of a tournament by the Amazons in Themyscira.
Speaking at a virtual press conference, Gal, 35, explained: ‘I’m the star of the movie, I’ve read all the drafts and I saw so much of things being shot. But then when I saw the opening sequence, it was certainly something… the reaction I had, I just didn’t expect to have. I just got so emotional.’
She continued: ‘For the first time, I didn’t feel like I was Gal the actress or Gal the woman. I felt like Gal the eight-year-old watching another eight-year-old doing something otherworldly and being so good at it. She’s doing it in own her way and owning it.
‘It moved me so deeply, and so much that I got emotional and all of that. But then I realized that’s the power of these movies. You can become someone when you see it. I’m a big believer that when you see it, you think you can be it and then you become it.’
The actress reflected on the impact of the superhero character as she stated: ‘I wasn’t lucky enough to see so many Wonder Women type characters when I was growing up.
‘I didn’t have the opportunity to see all of these strong female characters. And now seeing the way it affects my daughters, boys, men and all different types of people… it’s so powerful, and it’s so strong, and I feel very grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of this.’
The film sees the Israeli actress return as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, but this time she’s living in Reagan Era America.
The movie sees our superhero face-off against well-known Wonder Woman nemesis Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig, as well as another mysterious superpower.
Wonder Woman 1984 is out in UK cinemas, and the film drops in theatres and HBO Max on Christmas Day in the US.