As seems to be the standard in the film industry, when a woman is cast in an iconic part – or even a leading role – she comes under exceptional scrutiny in comparison to her male counterparts. Gal Gadot has become a topic of discussions and opinions across the internet since her casting by director Zack Snyder in the part of Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman. Women and men have been extremely vocal about their opinions on Gadot, despite the fact that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice does not hit theaters until March 25th of this year.
In an interview with Film Ink today Snyder talked about what brought Gadot to Batman V Superman and what, ultimately, made her Wonder Woman – also revealing that only six women screen tested for the part.
“We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine. But the thing with Gal is that she’s strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It’s that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. She can get serious, but she’s amazingly fun to be around. And by the way, she really held her own with Ben in the screen test. Ben was like, ‘Whoa, that girl is something else!’ That was a good sign, because Ben is very tough in the scene, and he’s big and commanding. Anytime that you’re doing a test like that and you’re looking at the other person, you’re thinking, ‘Okay, that’s good stuff.’ That was part of the process, and over time as we got to know Gal, we found out how amazing she is.”
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