Gal Gadot Proves She Really Is Wonder Woman, Admitting She Reshot Scenes For The Movie While Pregnant
Wonder Woman can certainly keep up with her Justice League pals, but she isn't the only one who continues to be an inspiring lady no matter the situation. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor who plays Diana Prince, Gal Gadot, reshot scenes for Wonder Woman while pregnant — more specifically, in her second trimester. This behavior totally shoots down any pre-conceived notions people might have about pregnant woman continuing to be on the job. Take that, glass ceiling! Women, and not just Wonder Woman, shouldn't be counted out just because they're harboring new life, which is a sentiment any Amazonian (or a not-so-exciting human) can agree with.
In the interview, the Israeli actor revealed that in November, when she was five months pregnant with her second daughter, Maya, she headed to Leavesden Studios outside of London to finish reshoots for Wonder Woman. At this time, her baby bump was no longer inconspicuous, so costumers cut a giant triangle into her iconic outfit and replaced it with green fabric, so that the special effects department could later remove the obvious baby bump in post-production. Gal jokingly described the look to EW, "On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman. On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”
While it is sort of difficult to imagine such a visual, it's not difficult to imagine the 31-year-old doing her very best to bring the heat in entertainment, specifically the intense battle scenes of Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins shared that Gadot went through a "hilarious gauntlet" which really speaks to the actor's work ethic. As Jenkins put it in her EW interview,
"She’s pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others. There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go."
While Gadot couldn't get too intense with the physical activity for obvious health reasons, producer Chuck Roven claimed to Entertainment Weekly that she was still being "aggressive." He went on to compliment the actor and said, "She still had to be fierce. That was special. I’ve been doing this for awhile but I’ve never that had that experience before.”
Maybe Roven's hasn't had that experience before because pregnant woman aren't always given as much of a chance to show off that they're still capable, albeit a full human heavier. Or maybe Gadot is just that awesome, But the breakdown of facts I'm getting from all this information is that with the power of technology, as well as the ferocious acting of one person, inspiring things can be done.
Kudos for Gadot for fighting a stigma that pregnant women are only able to sit around eating bizarre combos like pickles dipped in cheese. They might make unusal snack choices, but many women are also still hard at work, making money to support themselves and their families. And that fact holds true regardless of whether their job is behind a desk, in a hospital, or fighting bad guys on the silver screen.
I don't know about y'all, but this background information makes me even more excited to see Gadot take out the patriarchy as Wonder Woman. Is it June 2 yet? No? OK, I'll just be here, patiently waiting.