In the movie “Wonder Woman”, Gal Gadot’s workout routine was far more challenging than her time in the army. It takes a lot of effort and hard work to portray a superhero character on the big screen. Actors have to push themselves to their limits with rigorous exercise, strict dietary rules, and even prescribed hours of rest. Although it may sound grueling, becoming a superhero is no easy feat.
The process of preparing for roles in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is a tough and time-consuming task. Actors such as Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Jason Momoa have undergone grueling workouts to get into character. However, Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel, manages to stay fresh and still captivate fans on the set of Wonder Woman.
Being a former beauty queen doesn’t make Gal Gadot weak, as she proved by joining the army and undergoing rigorous training like any other soldier. However, in preparing for her role as Wonder Woman, she revealed that the workouts were even more grueling than her army training, leaving her feeling more miserable than ever before.
Gal Gadot dedicated six hours every day for six months prior to filming, to practice gym, martial arts, and horseback riding. She initially believed that horseback riding was an effortless activity where one just sits on the horse’s back. However, she soon realized that it was equally as “painful” as her other training. With 12 years of dancing lessons under her belt, the actress incorporated her dance moves into her fighting techniques during martial arts training. She found that the moves and attacks in martial arts reminded her of her dancing years.
Having prior military experience was a major advantage for Gal Gadot while preparing for her role as Wonder Woman. Her proficiency in handling firearms and mastery of close combat techniques proved to be extremely beneficial during training. Despite having to practice until exhaustion, Gal Gadot maintained a cheerful demeanor at the studio. When in front of the camera, she displayed intense focus but was always ready to crack a joke as soon as the director yelled “Cut!” The end result was a stunning portrayal of a powerful and beautiful Wonder Woman.
The triumph of the movie in terms of financial gain and artistic excellence can be attributed to the charm of the gorgeous Gal Gadot. Fans have developed a deeper admiration for her by uncovering her undisclosed backstage exploits and intensive exercise routine, which further highlights her contribution to the role of Wonder Woman.