How 'the Wonder Woman of today' is inspiring today's women
Gal Gadot is owning her role by empowering women of all walks of life.
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is owning up to her role by showing her strength not just on-screen but in the public arena as well. The Israeli actress recently spoke up at Comic-Con's "The Women Who Kick Ass" panel alongside Gwendoline Christie of "Game of Thrones," Hayley Atwell of "Agent Carter," Jenna Coleman of "Doctor Who" and Kathy Bates of "American Horror Story."
On the panel, Gadot mentioned her assertiveness on set, taking responsibility for her character's development. She also said her costume "really represents the Wonder Woman of today" – but that's not the only way this superheroine represents modern women. Gadot said in a recent interview with Fashion Magazine that she believes women today are more empowered than ever – "we're also stronger, sophisticated and can achieve what we want."
And with her biggest fan being her 3-year-old daughter, Gadot is setting a very important example.
"I don't want to play a damsel in distress that needs to be saved. I don't like it when women in the movies are shown as the victims," Gadot said in one of her first "Wonder Woman" interviews. "I always thought that if I could send out a message, I want to show the strong side of a woman and how she can handle tough situations."
One of Gadot's biggest causes is speaking out against body shaming. Facing criticism for her own body type (critics claim she is "too skinny" to be the Amazonian demigod), Gadot doesn't let it get to her, it but rather celebrates all body types:
"I'm inspired by Wonder Woman," Gadot said at the Comic-Con panel. So are we!
Take a look at Gadot in action as Wonder Woman in the brand new "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer.
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