Training to play a superhero is no mean feat. It’s known to be a long and arduous process, especially if the character you are playing is known for their physique. A recently released video shows just what Israeli actress Gal Gadot went through in order to transform into Wonder Woman.
The video looks at Gadot’s training regime, which included two hours of weightlifting, two hours of fight choreography and two hours of horseback riding each day. Her training lasted six months, and the access, who also served in the Israeli army, claims that her preparation for the film was far tougher than her time in the army.
Her training paid off. Wonder Woman has performed so well at the box office that it’s opening weekend figures set a record breaking milestone in the process. Bringing in an astonishing $100.5 million dollars in the US alone, the film posted the largest weekend debut for a film directed by a woman, ever.
The movie was directed by Patty Jenkins, and broke the previous record that had been set by Fifty Shades of Grey. Gadot’s portrayal of the character is being looked as as a direct indicator of the movie’s success; a large portion of the opening day cinema attendees were women. That’s not too common for DC films.
When asked to comment about the process of making the film. Patty Jenkins said “I am a fan of Wonder Woman and I’m a fan of the genre. She’s never had a film before and that any superhero film, particularly an origin story, can be great. Those two things set the bar so high for me where I was like, ‘Then we must try for great.’”
On a wider level, it’s an exciting time for female directors at the moment. Sophia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola (who directed The Godfather), recently won the Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival for her motion picture ‘The Beguiled’.
Gal Gadot's Training Regime
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