During a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Gal Gadot discussed Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the future of the character.
On what Zack Snyder was looking for in Wonder Woman: “They set the ground for Wonder Woman even before they cast me. They knew who they were looking for, they knew what story they wanted to tell, and how they wanted to tell it. All I had to do was embody everything and then give my own notes and input. Working with them is such an amazing experience because Zack is the type of director who allows you to be free and give what you think is right for the character.”
On Wonder Woman smiling in battle: “I did that. I remember after we did that take, Zack came to me and he said, “Did you just have a smirk?” I said “Yeah.” And he asked, “Why? I think I like it, but why?” “Well if he’s gonna mess with her, then she’s gonna mess with him. And she knows she’s gonna win.” At the end of the day Wonder Woman is a peace seeker. But when fight arrives, she can fight. She’s a warrior and she enjoys the adrenaline of the fight.”
On how the future solo film differs from Batman V Superman: :There’s only so much I can say. But … the Wonder Woman you’re going to see in “Batman v Superman” is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in “Batman v Superman” is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men.”