Gal Gadot is known for her role as Wonder Woman but there is much more to know about the beautiful actress… including about her life before fame. Some fans loved her in the first Wonder Woman movie while others didn’t care for it at all. In 2017, she continued her role as Wonder Woman in the Justice League film alongside Batman, Superman, and Aquaman. DC comic lovers were more than excited.
Wonder Woman 1984 is projected to be released in December of 2020. With most movie theaters closed down still, it is possible that the movie will be released directly to TV so people can watch it at home. Gal Gadot is a great actress with so much to give to the world.
10 She Was Born In Israel
Gal Gadot was born on April 30th, 1985 but what is more interesting is the fact that she was born in Israel. The town is called Petah Tikva. She revealed, “We didn’t have cell phones. You would go in the afternoon to see friends, you’d just walk to their house and knock on the door and ask for a play date. We were all very active as kids.” Her childhood in Israel is so different from her adulthood in Hollywood.
9 She Married Yaron Varsano In 2008
Gal Gadot has been married to her husband since 2008. That is a long time now! His name is Yaron Varsano and he is an Israeli real estate developer and a businessman. The two have a ten-year age gap which isn’t much considering some of the wider and crazier age gaps between Hollywood couples that we know of today.
8 She Was Almost A Bond Girl
Olga Kurylenko is the actress who ended up snagging the 2007 Bond girl role but Gal Gadot was definitely up for consideration. She wasn’t exactly too wrapped up in the idea of it though. In fact, she didn’t want to skip school to attend the audition. She did end up auditioning and obviously not getting the part but at least she put herself out there.
7 She Was a Combat Instructor At 20 Years Old
When asked about what she did before acting, Gal Gadot said, “I was a combat instructor. I was never on the field doing anything dangerous or with weapons. I was in the gym training soldiers and keeping them in shape. I did that for two years. I did learn to use a weapon in boot camp. But I was never in a situation where I had to use one.” What an intense thing to do at such a young age!
6 Her Mom Was A PE Teacher
Gal Gadot’s athleticism is obvious! After seeing her pull off so many cool stunts as Wonder Woman, it’s easy to question where she got all her skills from. She said, “My mother was a PE teacher so I grew up playing volleyball, tennis, basketball … I was a high jumper. I was very, very active.”
She has proven time and time again that her physical strength is just part of who she is. It runs in her blood!
5 Gal Gadot Didn’t Know If She’d Land The Wonder Woman Role
According to E Online, Gal Gadot was having her doubts about the life-changing role that changed her career forever. She said, “There’s so much ‘no.’ There’s so much rejection in this world that I thought, ‘Maybe it’s not for me. …Maybe I should go back to law school instead of dragging my family with me.'” She ended up landing the part and moving forward in her career the way she’d hoped for.
4 Wonder Woman Training Was Hard For Her
In her interview with Live with Kelly and Ryan, Gal Gadot said, “I was training six months prior to the shoots and six hours a day I did two hours of gym work, two hours of fight choreography, and one and a half-hour [to] two hours [of] horseback riding … It was a lot more intense [than the army] by far.”
How crazy does that sound?! She somehow kept up with all of the fitness challenges and got through the difficulties.
3 She Was Pregnant While Filming Wonder Woman
True fans of Gal Gadot know that she was hiding a massive secret while filming reshoots of Wonder Woman back in 2016. She was five months pregnant! They were able to film her at all the right angles and even edit out her baby bump with CGI when it was necessary. She hid her pregnancy well. Motherhood is definitely her vibe!
2 Gal Likes Doing Her Own Stunts
According to Elle Australia, Gal Gadot admitted, “I enjoy doing my own stunts. I love being active and physical. I used to dance which was great training but I also loved motorcycles but I thought it best to give them up when I became a mother.” Her stunt work is nothing short of impressive. She really knows what she is doing in some of the most physical and intense action scenes.
1 She Is Also A Producer Alongside Her Husband
Gal Gadot spoke about herself and her husband branching out in a new way! She said, “As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life. Pilot Wave [their production company] will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination.” She also revealed that she ad her husband make a great team together.