Many are calling Wonder Woman the best DC Extended Universe film since The Dark Knight, and much of the praise has been heaped on Gal Gadot, the actress who plays the titular role. She’s beautiful, she’s charming (just check out all her interviews), and she can kick butt (she filmed Wonder Woman while five months pregnant). But did you know that before playing the princess of Themyscira, she was a mermaid?
In 2009, Gadot played a mermaid in an Israeli Hanukah special, where she sang a song in Hebrew called “Beloved.” According to reports, the song is about how she and her lover can weather any storm together. It comes as no surprise that Gadot can sing well!
Watch her perform below:
Wonder Woman tells the origin story of the titular superhero. In the film, American pilot Steve Trevor crashes on Themyscira, the island where Amazons live. Trevor meets Diana Prince and tells her about World War I. She is encouraged to join, and she leaves the island to help stop the war. The film is the fourth installment in the DCEU, and is a lead-up to the upcoming Justice League this November.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and David Thewlis. It is directed by Patty Jenkins.
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