While accepting the Rising Star Award Tuesday at the Palm Springs Film Festival, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot thanked director Zack Snyder for keeping her acting career alive.
She revealed in her acceptance speech that she was ready to walk away from acting before being cast as Wonder Woman in Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. "Four years ago, I got tired of all the 'no's and the rejections that I just wanted to quit acting," she said. "But of course the universe works in mysterious and wonderful ways, and I received a phone call that I got this very special part. Zack Snyder had this strong vision of who Wonder Woman should be and I am forever grateful that he gave me the opportunity to play this iconic character. Thank you, Zack, for believing in me."
Accepting her Rising Star Award, @galgadot said she was ready to quit acting 4 years ago but then she got call that she was cast in @WonderWomanFilm. She thanked Zack Snyder who cast her before he stepped aside and @PattyJenks stepped in. #PSIFF2018 #PSGala pic.twitter.com/7GyTjs2uok
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) January 3, 2018
"Working on Wonder Woman was a life-changing experience," Gadot continued. "This character represents so much that I believe in. She’s about doing the right thing, helping others, sticking to her beliefs, and she’s motivated by the most beautiful quality: love. This is something we all need and are inspired by."
Available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. Wonder Woman 2 is set to hit theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.
(via Batman News)