We were first introduced to Gal Gadot’s wonderful portrayal of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and since then, most of us have been hooked. But what the actress always remembers about her role, is the importance behind the character.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Gadot revealed why she sees Wonder Woman as an icon for feminism and a great role model.
In regards to Wonder Woman’s take on gender, she said:
“She doesn’t see the the difference in any gender, it’s not even an issue. She comes from this point where men and women are equal and it’s not a thing to be a man or a woman.”
There are not many strong female influences for young women and Gadot specifically recalled a moment with her eldest daughter, Alma, when she discovered why she didn’t like the princesses in the story:
“I put her to bed. I was reading her a story and it was princesses and Ariel the mermaid…And then she was talking about the prince and she she said, ‘Yeah, the prince, they’re usually very strong.'”
This is one of the reasons why Gadot believes that Wonder Woman’s feminism is important for women, especially young girls and women who need strong role models to look up to. She said:
“I feel very proud that finally this movie’s being made, because … All of you guys, all men, all boys, always have a figure to look up to whether it’s Superman, or Batman, or Spider-Man, or whatever it is they always had heroes to look up to. Girls, it’s always the princesses. We’re being saved, we’re being passive, and finally Wonder Woman. She’s fierce, she’s proactive, she believes in herself, she believes through everything and that’s a true moment for me.”
Well, if I do say so myself, Mrs Gadot certainly has a point!
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And don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 2, 2017 when Wonder Woman and the rest of her Amazonian sisters storm into theaters.