Wonder Woman actress tells Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel she is 'luckiest girl in the world'
In her first-ever U.S. talk show appearances, Gal Gadot makes a charming debut.
In a little more than a week, with the release of the highly anticipated "Batman v. Superman" film, millions of Americans will get their first glimpse of Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the role of Wonder Woman. But those who turned on the TV yesterday were treated to an early look at the ever-gracious 30-year-old.
Gadot is no stranger to the public eye. Already a household name in her native Israel, she's known to American audiences for small roles in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise and this year's "Triple 9," where she portrayed Kate Winslet's sister. Not to mention, she spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of fans at last year's Comic-Con and appeared on the cover of the most recent issue of Glamour Magazine.
But yesterday provided our first glance at her talk show skills, and boy did she impress. Humble, down-to-earth and clearly happy to be invited to the party, Gadot won over both DeGeneres and Kimmel. First up, watch her tell Ellen the story of how she found out about landing the role of Wonder Woman and how she’s happy to play a role model for her 4-year-old daughter Alma. “I feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” she said.
She then headed from the Warner Bros. lot to Jimmy Kimmel's studio on Hollywood Boulevard to tape his late night talk show. In the clip below, she talked about fan reaction to her Wonder Woman costume and also let us in on a little secret about her last name. Let's just say it's wasn't originally Gadot.
And in this second clip from Kimmel's show, she explains why she didn’t want to win the Miss Universe pageant when she competed in 2004 as Miss Israel. Hear that story in the video below:
With "Batman v. Superman" opening in theaters on March 25, and "Wonder Woman" arriving next year, we expect Gadot to be dazzling talk show hosts for a long time to come.
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