Because many fanboys are stupid, when Israeli actress Gal Gadot was cast as pop culture’s most famous Amazon princess for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice there much outrage. And because Gadot — who was previously in Fast Five and Fast and Furious 6 — can read and listen to stuff, she heard their complaints: She was too frail, too thin, too flat.

A reminder:

In an interview with an Israeli publication, which has been translated from Hebrew Gadot took on the issue with an assured directness:

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.

The moral of today’s lesson: All breasts are good breasts.


Marc Bernardin is the Deputy Editor of Playboy.com.