That’s his Gal

‘Won­der Woman’ gives pres­i­dent warm hug on red car­pet at her lat­est premiere

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By AMY SPIRO

Pres­i­dent Reu­ven Rivlin found time dur­ing his visit to the Jewish Fed­er­a­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly in Los An­ge­les to say hello to the most fa­mous Is­raeli on earth: Gal Gadot.

Af­ter his speech at the GA on Mon­day, Rivlin stopped by the LA premiere of Jus­tice League, the film fea­tur­ing Gadot as Won­der Woman that will be re­leased world­wide this week.

Ac­cord­ing to the Pres­i­dent’s Of­fice, Rivlin apol­o­gized to Gadot for miss­ing the premiere, but stopped by the red car­pet re­cep­tion to see the ac­tress her­self.

“We have known you and loved you since you ap­peared in the TV se­ries As­fur eight years ago,” Rivlin told Gadot. “Even then we knew you’d be great. I am so proud and happy to meet you, a real and beloved am­bas­sador for the State of Is­rael, who has suc­ceeded in rep­re­sent­ing us in the world­wide-film in­dus­try, with Is­raeli val­ues and an Is­raeli smile.”

Gadot told Rivlin that a hug from him, even in another coun­try, made her feel at home.

In a video re­leased of their short meet­ing, Gadot seemed very happy and moved to see the pres­i­dent. She gave him a warm hug, and apol­o­gized for not hav­ing more time to spend with him.

She also in­tro­duced him to her hus­band, Jaron Varsano. Rivlin told him that he and his wife al­ways knew she would end up as a fa­mous ac­tress.

Jus­tice League, the third film in which Gadot por­trays Won­der Woman, opens in the­aters world­wide on Fri­day.

(Mark Ney­man/GPO)

GAL GADOT is greeted by Pres­i­dent Reu­ven Rivlin at the re­cep­tion for her lat­est film, ‘Jus­tice League,’ in Los An­ge­les on Mon­day. Gadot’s hus­band, Jaron Varsano, smiles next to her.

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