Gal Gadot is known to many as Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was born in a small town in the center of Israel where she grew up with her parents and siblings. Just like many actors, Gal worked flipping burgers at a fastfood restaurant as a teenager.
At the age of 18 Gadot entered the Miss Israel beauty pageant and surprised herself when she won. “I never thought I would win”. She told Glamour Magazine. “I was shocked when they crowned me”. This win helped to launch her modeling career.
Gal Gadot then served her mandatory two year service, in the Israel Defense Forces where she enlisted as a combat fitness instructor. Her military training was credited for helping her become the woman she is today. It brought a lot of self-discipline into her life and played a big part in her getting her first major role in the movie Fast and Furious, where she proudly did her own stunts.
In 2016, she bagged the role of Wonder Woman for the film ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’. So impressive was her ‘superhero’ performance that her character became known as the best role in the film. Despite it being her debut performance as a superhero, Gadot nailed it to perfection. Following the stupendous success of ‘Batman vs Superman’, she signed two sequels including ‘Justice League’ and a solo ‘Wonder Woman’.
What most people didn’t know is prior to getting the role of Diana Prince in Wonder Woman, Gal was thinking about quitting acting. Gadot found herself being turned down for roles, because her name wasn’t big enough. This caused doubts to fill her mind and she found herself thinking about quitting acting and moving back to Israel. In spite of this, Gadot accepted an invitation to audition for a role in Los Angeles. Gal did not know the movie she was auditioning for at the time, Gal give it her all. It wasn’t until she saw Ben Affleck that she knew what the movie was and admitted she really wanted the role.
Although Gal looked in the best shape as a superhero, she was actually five months pregnant when filming the movie! The costume department worked hard to hide the baby bump and used a bright green cloth to do so. Gadot was called back for some reshoots, and some images were later digitally altered in post-production.
Gadot sees the significance of Wonder Woman as a role model. She explained to Glamour that “it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story.”
There are several lessons that can be learned from Gal Gadot. Be willing try something new, you never know what doors it can open for you. Pregnancy is no excuse for not going after your dreams. If wonder woman can do it so can you. Be willing to stay faithful to your vision no matter how bad it looks of how bad it gets. If you hold on a bit longer and give it one more try you could have the break you’ve been looking for. Whatever you do, don’t show up before your blessings show up.