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It could have been so different – it could have been Megan Gale pulling on Wonder Woman’s knickers and cape. Thankfully Gal Gadot got the gig – thankfully, you’d agree if you’ve seen Gale in I Love You Too. Nothing against the statuesque Aussie but Gadot’s our, um, gal, and this is her year to shine. Beyond last month’s heist film Triple 9, Gadot’s all arsekicking as the caped crusader alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Wonder Woman’s first big-screen outing ahead of 2017’s standalone, eponymous effort) before starring in the thriller Criminal opposite Ryan Reynolds. And there’s also upcoming comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses with Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. “I love comedy. I’m the type of girl who doesn’t take herself too seriously,” Gadot’s said. “I’m serious when it comes to work, but I like to make fun of myself.” Like her introductory Fast & Furious character, Gisele, the 30-year-old Israeli is partial to two-wheels (specifically a Ducati Monster) and came to acting after time as a Miss Universe contestant and stint as a fitness instructor for the Israeli Defense Forces. “I did a four-month boot camp where I had to go for 11-kilometre runs every morning at 6:30am,” she’s said of the mandatory service. “But the army wasn’t difficult for me – it gave me good training for Hollywood.” We’re sure it did.