She gets confused, insecure, and she's not ideal - and that's what makes her real'.
Gadot's speech highlighted the fact that Wonder Woman was meant to inspire everyone. The Wonder Woman actress was presented with the #SeeHer Award at the Critics' Choice Awards.
It may not win any best picture awards, but Gadot's Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, became the highest-grossing live action film to be directed by a woman, crossing the $5 billion mark at the global box office a year ago. When Jenkins introduced the award, she praised Gadot both as a person and an actress.
She said: "The whole process of making this film inspired me and I hope it inspires others".
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The Israeli star told the audience at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica she'd found the ideal role of a strong, independent woman in Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman.
Gadot spoke about her role as Wonder Woman, saying "She's full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness". "She takes action when everyone around her is idle".
Going on to speak about Hollywood's gender equality, Gal explained, 'When I started acting, there were very few female-led movies, and even fewer female directors. While accepting the award, Gadot discussed the importance of making Wonder Woman not only a hero but also a multi-dimensional character to whom everybody - man and woman alike - could relate. The three highest grossing movies of past year all had females as the leads. She concluded her inspiring acceptance speech with a commitment to "never be silenced" and continue to work together toward a common goal of equality.
In the post she said she was sending prayers to Israeli soldiers "who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas".