Israeli actress Gal Gadot was welcomed onto Tuesday’s "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about how she scored the role of Wonder Woman in the "Batman V Superman" movie.
Gadot said director Zack Snyder called her for an audition without revealing any information on the role. After a screen test with Ben Affleck and two weeks of waiting, Gadot was finally told she had been given the part of Diana Prince, a.k.a Wonder Woman. Speaking to DeGeneres, Gadot recalled that conversation with Snyder.
"Zack calls me saying 'I’m not sure if you have it in Israel but did you ever hear of Wonder Woman?’ Then I went dead for five seconds, came back to life, and tried to pull off my coolest voice, saying ‘Wonder Woman? Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard of her."
With a huge grin on her face Gadot tells DeGeneres “I feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world."
Growing up in Rosh Ha’Ayin in central Israel, Gadot first rose to fame in 2004, when she won the Miss Israel title. Although she has been a household name in Israel for some years, Gadot gained international recognition in 2009, when she appeared in "Fast and Furious." Since then she has continued to flourish, starring in films like "Triple 9" alongside the likes of Kate Winslet and appearing in the 2015 Gucci campaign.
In addition to her role in "Batman V Superman," Gadot will also play the lead in the film "Wonder Woman," due out in 2017.