Gal Gadot has recently revealed at the virtual “Vanity Fair Cocktail Hour Live!” event that her warrior-princess character Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman was apparently modeled after the real-life Princess Diana. The Princess of Wales was known as a loving mother, humanitarian, and veritable style icon. She was the first wife of Prince Charles–the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and the heir apparent to the British throne–and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
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In portraying an American superhero and Amazonian princess on screen, the DC star first thought to herself, “How can you connect to a goddess that’s super strong and has it all and [is] super perfect?” Then, the inspiration struck while watching a documentary about the late British royalty. “There was a part where they say that she was full of compassion and she always cared for the people…and that was like, ding, ding, ding, ding. That should be the Wonder Woman that we have,” she recalled. “I wanted to show her vulnerabilities and heart.”
We first saw Gadot play her iconic role in the superhero team-up film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) as part of the DC Extended Universe. This was followed by her solo film, “Wonder Woman” (2017) which was critically acclaimed and one of the year’s highest-grossing movies. Gadot reprised the role in “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020) and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021).
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