Israeli-born actor Gal Gadot is lensed by Chris Colls for the new issue of Interview Magazine. Gadot is styled by Miguel Enamorado in very sexy choices from Calvin Klein, Hermes and Rochas.
Teddy Wayne interviews Gadot, known today as Gisele in the Fast & Furious franchise, but preparing to become the world’s next Wonder Woman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. This role is “just a warm-up for the actress”.
Speaking of this role, Gadot explains: “I didn’t want to do the obvious role that you see in Hollywood most of the time, which is the heartbroken girl who’s waiting to be rescued by the guy, blah, blah, blah. I wanted to do something different. Little did I know that I would land Wonder Woman not long after.”
Land it she did! Gadot will reprise her superhero identity in the “long-gestating” ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, with female director Patty Jenkins at the helm. The film is the first female-centric entry in the superhero genre since 2005’s ‘Elektra’, with Jennifer Garner.
Speaking about motherhood and her daughter Alma, Gadot shares this wisdom:
A baby comes with such responsibility. Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip. You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better. At the end of the day, I always tell myself that it is very, very important for me to be a good role model for Alma, my daughter. As long as she’s the first priority, which she is and always will be, it’s okay if Mommy goes to work and has a busy period, as long as I balance everything. The good thing about being an actress is that it’s very children-friendly. I can work for three months and then I can have six months off. And then I can work for six months and have six months off. It’s up to me. It’s not like being a lawyer, for example, going to work in a law firm every day, nine-to-five for years and years. When I choose a role, I always think about whether my daughter can get something out of it when she watches the movie later after she’s grown up. Or even just show her that Mommy’s doing what Mommy loves to do. And therefore, she can do what she loves to do and have a family at the same time. As long as you have your priorities figured out in a healthy way. And it also has a lot to do with my husband, who is really supportive and makes everything so much easier.