It’s no secret that Wonder Woman fans weren’t too pleased when Gal Gadot was announced for the role in the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman that’s slated to come out next March. And it wasn’t because of Gadot’s acting skills, it was actually because fans said she’s “too skinny” and her breasts are too small to play the female heroin.
Gadot remained quiet on this criticism for a while, but she gave an interview in her home country of Israel that has been translated into English. The interviewer politely asked about the body criticism she has faced since getting the role, and Gadot cuts right to the chase.
Interviewer: “When your casting was announced a lot of comic book nerds said that your body didn’t match Wonder Woman’s.”
Gadot: “Don’t be shy. They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small.” [laughs]
Interviewer: “Were you offended?”
Gadot: “I’m really lucky nothing in my life was instantaneous. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amused me. The true amazons had one boob so it won’t bother them in their archery. So it’s not going to be like real amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t.
Interviewer: “But isn’t it embarrassing that your breast size became a topic of international discussion?”
Gadot: “No. After they asked me here, In Israel, if I have eating disorders and why am I so skinny, they said my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick I can take anything. It’s just empty talk. I understand that part of what I’m doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire.”
From her boobs to even her bicep circumference, people have not held back their thoughts on Gadot’s body. And the only thing original Wonder Woman Linda Carter had to say about Gadot’s image was about the costume its self, not her.
C'mon, remember Gadot in Fast 5? She was a total babe, and she will still be one as Wonder Woman.