WOMEN

AS THE NEW W ONDER WOMAN, IS­RAELI AC­TRESS GAL GADOT MAKES US FOR­GET ALL ABOUT LYNDA CARTER.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Contents -

New Won­der Woman Gal Gadot has las­soed us in

When it comes to Won­der Woman, we con­fess we’re tra­di­tion­al­ists who still har­bour not en­tirely clean thoughts about the orig­i­nal tele­vi­sual WW played by Lynda Carter, with her golden lasso and her blue, star-span­gled granny pants.

But we’re man enough to ad­mit that 21st Cen­tury Won­der Woman, as played by beau­ti­ful Is­raeli ac­tress Gal Gadot, was about the only de­cent thing in the re­cent filmic non­sense that was Bat­man V Su­per­man: Dawn Of Jus­tice.

Ms. Gadot made us sit up and take no­tice in a way that made us en­tirely for­get Ms. Carter’s lus­cious brunette locks and long, lithe limbs, and ask the ques­tion, who is Gal Gadot?

The stat­uesque former Miss Is­rael (2004) had worked as a model, not sur­pris­ingly, and also on Is­raeli TV un­til she scored a part in the US as Gisele in 2009’s Fast & Fu­ri­ous, a role she has reprised in the fran­chise’s many se­quels. She also played the “ex­otic chick” in the mod­er­ately amus­ing Steve Carel­lTiny Fey ve­hi­cle Date Night in 2010. But ob­vi­ously she im­pressed as Won­der Woman in the Bat­man v Su­per­man flick be­cause now she gets her own movie, Won­der Woman, due for re­lease next year.. and will also reprise the role in com­ing Jus­tice League films. She’s Won­der Woman for­ever, ba­si­cally, and Lynda Carter is at risk of be­ing ex­punged from our me­mory banks for­ever.

“I wanted to show that women are em­pow­ered and strong, and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of them­selves us­ing their in­tel­li­gence and their power,” the mar­ried mother-of-one says of her alter-ego.

You go, girl. We’ll be watch­ing as we pack away our Lynda-asWon­der Woman VHS copies in the back of the cup­board.

Gal Gadot

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