Wonder Woman: Actress Gal Gadot on Need for Female Director

Warner’s eagerly awaited live-action Wonder Woman called for a woman director.

For this movie, it was especially “important” to have a woman at the helm, said star Gal Gadot.  In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gadot explained her experience with director Patty Jenkins on the set of “Wonder Woman,” which just wrapped shooting.

We Talk about Emotions

“All my life I’ve been working with male directors which I’ve really enjoyed,” she said. “And I’m lucky in that I’ve worked with men who have a lot of respect for women. But working with a woman is a different experience.  It feels like the communication is different. We talk about emotions. With Patty, it’s a thing now, we communicate with our eyes. She doesn’t need to say a thing. If I’m hurt, she feels the pain. It’s a whole different connection that I have with her. She’s also brilliant, she’s bright, she’s fierce, she’s sharp. She knows exactly what she wants Wonder Woman to be.”

Gadot added, “It’s a story about a girl becoming a woman. I think only a woman, who has been a girl, can be able to tell the story in the right way.”

Michelle MacLaren was originally set to direct, but dropped out last year due to creative differences.  Patty Jenkins is best known for directing Monster, which won Charlize Theron the 2003 Best Actress Oscar.

It’s taken decades for the Amazon Princess to hit the big screen. But according to Gadot, audiences should find Diana Prince to be relatable in her first live-action feature.

Easy to relate to her

“It’s very easy to relate to her,” Gadot said. “She has the heart of a human so she can be emotional, she’s curious, she’s compassionate, she loves people. And then she has the powers of a goddess. She’s all for good, she fights for good, she believes in great. I want to be her. And in Wonder Woman, she has this naiveté in her. It isn’t stupid, it’s magical. I would want to be naïve like that again.”

Fans should get more “Wonder Woman” details during the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con event.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.