Gal Gadot steals the show at 'Batman v Superman' premiere
Wonder Woman actress wows fans with her standout performance.
"Goosebumps," "giddiness," and unbridled action are just some of the short reviews hitting social media in the wake of early screenings for "Batman v Superman." The highly-anticipated film, featuring American actor Ben Affleck and British star Henry Cavill taking on the roles of the caped crusader and man of steel respectively, is apparently one of the best superhero action films in years.
While the film has plenty of moments that will make you cheer out loud, there's apparently one character that unexpectedly manages to steal everyone's thunder. According to early reviews, Israeli actress Gal Gadot's entrance as Wonder Woman is "hands down the best part of the movie," with many people tweeting that the character earned the loudest applause of the evening.
"For most of the movie you just meet this mysterious woman; you don’t even know her name," producer Chuck Roven explained to USA Today. "And then she’s revealed to be who she is and it’s one of the great moments of the movie, I’m excited about it."
At the New York premiere this past weekend, Gadot proved that she's a force to be reckoned with off screen as well; with the crowd cheering enthusiastically upon her arrival on the red carpet. The 30-year-old former Israeli law student, who dazzled in a pastel embroidered cutout dress from French fashion house Balmain, said that she worked hard to bring an "edgier" Wonder Woman to the big screen.
"She's all about love and justice and truth and compassion and equality, and I didn't want her to be too polished," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I didn't want her to be too perfect. I wanted people, men and women, to be inspired by her and to be able to relate to her, and I wanted to make her muddier, dirtier, to give her some edge, give her some attitude, and I think we were able to do it."
"Batman v Superman" arrives in theaters on March 25th.
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