Monday, June 12, 2017

Wonder Woman: How they got around Gal Gadot being five months pregnant during reshoots - Christopher Hooton

Gal Gadot (former Israeli IDF) is the Amazon warrior in the new 'Wonder Woman' film Clay Enos/Warner Bros

Wonder Woman: How they got around Gal Gadot 
being five months pregnant during reshoots

Gal Godot: 'On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog'
(former IDF enlisted soldier - Israel Defense Forces - see below***)

June 12, 2017 Christopher Hooton @christophhooton

It would have been a fairly major plot twist if Wonder Woman had been pregnant in this summer's blockbuster (though I could see a working mum plot arc working), so it was vital that actor Gal Gadot's pregnancy be disguised.

Gadot wasn't showing during principal photography, but by the time she returned to Leavesden Studios for reshoots she was visibly five months pregnant.

Fortunately, the VFX department came to the rescue, cutting a triangle in the front of her suit and filling it with green screen cloth, then creating a seamlessly flat stomach in post-production.


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"On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman," Gadot told EW in April of the reshoots. "On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog."

Gadot's graft while pregnant was apparently quite staggering.

“She’s pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others,” Patty Jenkins added to EW.

"There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it.”

Source for above: Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot cropped lighting corrected 2b.jpg
Gadot at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con promoting Wonder Woman
BornGal Gadot
April 30, 1985 (age 32)
Petah Tikva, Israel[1]
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2004–present
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Spouse(s)Yaron Varsano (m. 2008)
Gal Gadot-Varsano[3] (Hebrew pronunciation: [ˈɡal ɡaˈdot];[4][5] Hebrewגל גדות‎‎; born April 30, 1985)[6] is an Israeli actress and model.
Gadot is primarily known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the The Fast and the Furious franchise and as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), continuing as the lead in Wonder Woman (2017), and in Justice League.[7][8] She is the face of Gucci's Bamboo perfume.[9]

Early years

Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva, Israel,[1] and raised in its neighbouring city Rosh HaAyin.[10] In Hebrew, her first name means "wave" and her surname means "riverbanks".[11] She is the daughter of Irit (née Weiss), a teacher, and Michael Gadot, an engineer. Both her parents were born in Israel, and they had Hebraized their surname from "Greenstein".[4][12] Her maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors.[13][14] Her ancestry is Polish-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Czech-Jewish.[15] She has one younger sister named Dana. Her high school major was biology. She says that in high school she was successful at basketball because of her height.[2] As a teenager, her first jobs were babysitting and in Burger King.[16] As an adult, Gadot started studying law and political science twice at the IDC Herzliya college.[2][17]

***Military service

At the age of 20, Gadot served for two years as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, serving as a combat trainer.[18] She says of her time in the army: "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You learn discipline and respect".[19] Gadot says that her background helped her to win the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious: "I think the main reason was that the director Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons."[20]



Gadot has led international campaigns as a model for Miss SixtyHuawei smartphones, Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and Jaguar Cars. She is the face of Gucci's Bamboo perfume brand,[9] She has featured as the covergirl on CosmopolitanGlamourBride MagazineEntertainment WeeklyUMMCleoFashionLucireFHM
Gadot has been the main model for fashion brand Castro in 2008–2016.[21] In 2013, her combined annual modelling and acting salary was estimated at NIS 2.4 million, which was ahead of a number of other famous Israeli models such as Esti Ginzburg and Shlomit Malka, although significantly behind Bar Refaeli.[22]
At the age of 18.5 Gadot won the 2004 Miss Israel beauty pageant,[23] and next competed in the Miss Universe 2004 pageant in Ecuador. She carried out her two-year military service from the age of 20, then studied law. When she had completed her first year of school a casting director called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace.[24] Although she didn't get the part, the same casting director later hired Gadot for the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious. Gadot performed her own stunts in the Fast & Furious films.[25]
In 2007, 21-year-old Gadot was in the Maxim photo shoot, "Women of the Israeli Army", and was then featured on the cover of the New York Post. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of "the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world", behind model Bar Refaeli and actress Eva Green.[26] In 2014, Gadot was one of two Israeli actresses, along with Odeya Rush, listed as an upcoming leading lady by InStyle magazine.[27]


In 2008, Gadot starred in the Israeli drama Bubot. She appeared as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious, the fourth film in The Fast & the Furious franchise, having won the role over six other actresses.[28][29] In 2010, she had small roles in the action-comedy Date Night and the action-adventure Knight and Day.[30] 2011 brought her back to The Fast & the Furious franchise, reprising her role as Gisele in Fast Five. In 2013, Gadot played Gisele again in Fast & Furious 6.
Gadot played Wonder Woman in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Gadot received swordsmanshipKung Fukickboxingcapoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training in preparation for the role.[31] Gadot's performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the film.[32]
Also in 2016, she had a small role in John Hillcoat's crime-thriller Triple 9, where she starred along with Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul.[33]Later that year, she co-starred in the thriller film Criminal, as the wife of Ryan Reynolds' character,[34] alongside Kevin CostnerGary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones.[35] Her final film of 2016 was the comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, in which she played a secret agent, alongside Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.[36]
In 2017, Gadot starred in a solo film for her character, Wonder Woman. She will reprise the role again in the ensemble Justice League film which is scheduled for a November 17, 2017 release, which would be her third DC Extended Universe installment.[37][38][39]

Activism and recognition

On October 21, 2016, the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Wonder Woman, that character was designated by the United Nations as its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, a gesture intended to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. In attendance to mark the occasion was Gadot, fellow Wonder Woman actress Lynda CarterDC Entertainment President Diane NelsonWonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and U.N. Under-Secretary General Cristina Gallach.[40][41]

Personal life

Gadot married Israeli real estate developer Yaron Versano on September 28, 2008.[42] They have two daughters, Alma Varsano, who was born in 2011,[43][44] and Maya Varsano, who was born in March 2017.[45]



2009Fast & FuriousGisele Yashar
2010Date NightNatanya
Knight and DayNaomi
2011Fast FiveGisele Yashar
2013Fast & Furious 6Gisele Yashar
2014Kicking Out ShoshanaMirit Ben HarushIsraeli film
2015Furious 7Gisele YasharCredited and appears in a deleted scene[46]
2016Triple 9Elena Vlaslov
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWonder Woman/Diana Prince
CriminalJill Pope
Keeping Up with the JonesesNatalie Jones
2017Wonder WomanWonder Woman/Diana Prince
Justice LeagueWonder Woman/Diana PrincePost-production

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