Gal Gadot Reveals The Origin of Wonder Woman's "Batman v Superman" Smirk

A recent Fandango survey revealed that 88% of moviegoers cited Wonder Woman's film debut as a reason they were excited to see "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." When that section of moviegoers see her in battle in the film, they'll see her crack a smirk as well.

While speaking with the LA Times, Gal Gadot revealed what led her to add a smirk to Wonder Woman's already considerable arsenal.

"I did that," said Gadot about her acting choice. "I remember after we did that take, [director] Zack [Snyder] came to me and he said, 'Did you just have a smirk?' I said 'Yeah.' And he asked, 'Why? I think I like it, but why?' 'Well if [Doomsday's] gonna mess with her, then she's gonna mess with him. And she knows she's gonna win.' At the end of the day Wonder Woman is a peace seeker. But when fight arrives, she can fight. She's a warrior and she enjoys the adrenaline of the fight."

Gadot, who is currently filming the the solo "Wonder Woman" film with director Patty Jenkins, also spoke about the differences between her character in "BvS" and her solo movie.

"[T]he Wonder Woman you're going to see in 'Batman v Superman' is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in 'Batman v Superman' is a woman who has been around, and she's very experienced. She understands a lot about man," said Gadot. "Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she's very pure. She's more naive, she's this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men."

"Batman v Superman" opens on March 25; "Wonder Woman" arrives in theaters on June 23, 2017.

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