Gal Gadot says her Wonder Woman will be modern…sans breasts?

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When Gal Gadot was announced as Wonder Woman for Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman film, the internet raged and was disapproving of the casting choice. One of the main reasons fans are pissed off is because they think she’s too skinny for the role.

Well, Gal Gadot talks to Israeli TV show Good Evening with Gai Pines to let the world know that she will be putting on some weight for the role and that her Wonder Woman will be made for the modern world.

“Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go “by the book”…it’d be problematic.”

I have an issue with that comment, since Wonder Woman isn’t about being “historically accurate”. I know many fans would want a faithful adaptation to the comic book version, and in the comic, Wonder Woman has a pair of breasts. Her comment about how anybody can buy breasts…does that mean she’ll buy them? Look at Henry Cavill and his Superman body. Because he’s playing Superman for the “modern world”, does that mean he’s not going to exercise because everybody can?

She does talk about gaining body mass.

“It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”

When male actors train for a superhero role, their transformation is amazing. For example, Christian Bale went from skinny in The Machinist to muscular in Batman Begins. We’ve seen this with other actors like Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man and James McAvoy in Wanted. As for Gadot, I still think she’ll have a tougher time to gain that Wonder Woman body, but prove me wrong.

Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane in Man of Steel, also commented on the haters through MTV.

“I don’t buy into that. Not that I [don’t] believe that it’s happening, but I’m certainly not a classically drawn woman as they exist in comic books, so I had to embrace that I just had a baby, I still hadn’t gotten my waist back. Lois is not about proportions, Lois is about her intellect and her savvy reporting skills and her empathy for Clark, and so I just didn’t think about it.”

Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 70s, is also supportive.

“I hope she has fun with it.”

“I wish her well. I’m just glad she’s going to be out there again. Maybe she’ll get her own show again.”

Via Batman-News,

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