Did you know that Gal Gadot was actually 5 months pregnant with a baby girl while filming for Wonder Woman? Despite her pregnancy, she still managed to play the role of Wonder Woman with complete dedication. In fact, she even demanded strict compliance with the character’s persona during filming.
Gal Gadot was not permitted to read the script beforehand, and there was no set limit on the number of retakes she could do. Warner Bros had imposed a mandatory clause for security reasons, which meant that she had to agree to film without prior knowledge of the content. Moreover, she had to reshoot and film additional scenes as required, with no restrictions on the number of takes until the release of the movie. When Zack Snyder left the “Justice League” film in 2017 due to his daughter’s death, Joss Whedon replaced him. Gal Gadot and the entire cast had to shoot an extra 80 pages of a new script, which was not part of the original plan. Due to this rule, Gal Gadot found it challenging to take on other projects in recent years, focusing mainly on DC films since her first role in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 2016.
After finishing work on “Wonder Woman 1984,” Gal Gadot finally started accepting other projects such as “Death on the Nile” and “Red Notice,” which are set to be released later this year. One challenge that sets Wonder Woman apart from other heroes like Batman is that she doesn’t wear a mask during combat, meaning that the film crew had to minimize the use of stunt actors for Gal Gadot’s scenes. Injuries are also common during action sequences, with Gal Gadot revealing in late 2019 that she suffered a serious spinal injury while filming “Wonder Woman 1984.” To perform these physically demanding scenes, Gal Gadot spent months training with swords and shields to portray her Amazon warrior character as authentically as possible. Maintaining a balanced physique was also crucial throughout filming, with Gal Gadot facing significant challenges in this area during her work on “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman.”
While filming “Justice League,” Gal Gadot discovered that she was pregnant, and she continued to film “Wonder Woman” while keeping her pregnancy a secret. As her baby bump became more visible, the team limited her action scenes and used CGI technology in post-production. According to The New York Times, Gal Gadot starts her day with an omelette or nutritious smoothie accompanied by bread and fruits, and she consumes about 40% of her diet in vegetables. Her protein intake mainly comes from fish or chicken. Her trainers require her to drink four liters of water daily. Although she admits to having a passion for greasy foods like hamburgers and fries, she indulges herself only after completing a film.
Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman on screen, not only faces challenges but also takes great pride in her role. However, Warner Bros expects her to be a real-life female hero and inspire women worldwide. One of the conditions of her contract is that she serves as a role model for women and refrains from actions that could negatively impact Wonder Woman’s image. Gal Gadot is actively involved in gender equality activities in Hollywood, and in 2016, she and Wonder Woman were named honorary ambassadors by the United Nations for women’s protection activities. She also exudes a strong, joyful, energetic, and inspiring image on social media, spreading positivity and motivation to fans everywhere.