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Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot
Director and actor, ‘Wonder Woman’
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In summer 2015, Gadot and Jenkins met for the first time at a sushi restaurant in Atlanta, where the actress was filming Keeping Up With the Joneses. “After two or three hours, I felt like I was sitting with one of my best friends because we have so many things that are similar in our lives with our families, the way we see the world,” says Gadot. That dinner marked the birth of a formidable power couple: The eventual Wonder Woman director, who directed Charlize Theron to a best actress Oscar in 2003’s Monster, and her star would create a film whose $822 million global box-office haul shattered records (the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman) and exceeded the financial and critical goals of Warner Bros., which has launched an Oscar campaign for it. So what if it was an arranged marriage set up by the studio, with Jenkins having no say in who would headline her most ambitious project to date (Gadot had already appeared in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman).

“I am so picky about casting,” admits Jenkins. “But this process was a wonderful experience of trusting that it can happen another way than having to rely on just myself and my instinct. I couldn’t have gotten luckier than Gal.” After drawn-out negotiations, Jenkins has signed on for a 2019 sequel (with a record payday for a female director: in the $7 million to $9 million range with significant backend). And that had Gadot breathing a sigh of relief. “Patty has this amazing ability of being so emotionally connected to the story,” she says. “I feel like I am the luckiest actress alive.”

Hollywood woman I’d switch jobs with for a day

Gadot: “No one. I love what I do. Sometimes it’s pure fun and enjoyable and sometimes challenging and difficult, but I love it because it’s my special journey.”

The three guests at my dream dinner party would be

Gadot: “Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai and Patty Jenkins.”

Last show I binged

Gadot: The Handmaid’s Tale

TV or film character I most identify with

Gadot: “Borat. Ha!”

How I’d spend an extra day

Gadot: “Enjoy it with my family amid beautiful scenery — or sleep!”

Margot shares with People on her budding friendship with fellow female superhero Gal Gadot!

Turns out, Margot Robbie is friends with the real life Wonder Woman.

The 27-year-old actress sat down with PEOPLE and talked all about her budding friendship with Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

“As soon as I saw Wonder Woman at the cinema, I immediately wrote to [Gal] and Patty and said how proud they had made me feel to be a woman in the DC universe,” Robbie says. “I sat there watching that movie, and not only was I engrossed in the film ’cause it’s a brilliant film, I thought, ‘I’m a woman in the DC universe and they right now have made me so proud to be there.’ So yeah, anytime I see Gal I wanna give her a big hug.’”

The two actresses are part of the DC superhero universe with Robbie playing Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and Gadot taking on the role of the lasso-bearing Diana Prince. Robbie’s portrayal of the complicated muse to Jared Leto’s Joker was a critically-praised bright spot in an otherwise panned movie. Gadot has also been charming audiences and critics alike with her outings in the standalone summer hit and last month’s Justice League.

Robbie is in the midst of promoting I, Tonya — a biopic with a more sympathetic take on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding‘s life, in select theaters now.

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Gal and others are lending their voice to speak up and vow to “Not Be Silent”.

2017 is the year of using your voice and standing up for what you believe in. Watch stars including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Timothée Chalamet, and Margot Robbie vow not to be silent.

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As you are aware Gal was chosen as GQ’s Woman of the Year … last night she attended the GQ Men of the Year Party. Here are some pictures of her from the event.

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Gal Gadot Online > 2017 > December 7 | GQ Men Of The Year Event
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This week Gal presented the first Wonder Woman scholarship at the The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast. Here is a video of Gal presenting the scholarship to Carla Arellano, a student from Loyola Marymount University. Congratulations to Carla … keep up all the hard work!

Plus a bunch of images that have been posted in our gallery!

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Gal Gadot Online > 2017 > December 6 | The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Breakfast – Ceremony

Congratulations to Patty & Gal on their collaboration!

Here is the full video from Gal & Kumail’s Actors on Actors episode … and an excerpt from the new issue of Variety.

Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) and Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”) sat down for a chat for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” presented by Google Home, which airs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 on PBS SoCal KOCE.

Kumail Nanjiani: So how did you end up playing “Wonder Woman”? How did that happen?

Gal Gadot: It’s kind of one thing led to the other. I never planned on becoming an actress, and then I had this opportunity where this casting director flew to Israel; she was looking for a new Bond girl. I did the audition, didn’t get the part, but through this experience I was like, “This is so much more interesting than going to law school.”

Nanjiani: You were in law school?

Gadot: Yeah, I know. Thank goodness life interrupts and comes in the way. It was weird because I didn’t know they were auditioning me for “Wonder Woman.” I knew I was auditioning for this secret project.

Nanjiani: And they were like, “And she has a magic lasso”?

Gadot: No, nothing. I read scenes from “Pulp Fiction” for the auditions. And then they told me they wanted me to fly into L.A. to do the camera test. I was like, “Great. I will. But what is it?” And then Zack Snyder, our director, called me and said it was for “Wonder Woman.” But wait, I read that you didn’t want to be an actor either. What are you doing here?

Nanjiani: I don’t know what happened. Huge mistake. My parents wanted me to be a doctor.

Gadot: They wanted me to be a lawyer. We have so much in common.

Nanjiani: We’re both immigrants. We play immigrants in our movies.

Gadot: We both get asked all the time, “How do I pronounce your name?”

Nanjiani: So I decided pretty early on I didn’t want to be a doctor because the stakes are so high. Like if we mess up, we get another take. With a doctor, the worst-case scenario is much worse, right? And I sort of fell in love with comedy. From the stand-up, it went into writing and then into acting. The first thing I acted in that I wrote for was a show called “Michael and Michael Have Issues.” I was like, “Oh, my God, this is going to be my life. This is going to be great” — it lasted six episodes. Really, I’ve been in the right place at the right time over and over.

Gadot: I can relate to being at the right place at the right time. I think that this movie, these type of movies, are overdue. They needed to make more a long time ago. The opportunity came and I was just ready, and I was there when it happened, and I got lucky.

Nanjiani: I feel very privileged to get to play, as a brown man, a kind of part that we haven’t really seen in American pop culture too much. I think the answer is that we have to show that there’s no one real image of brown people. We wanted to just tell our story, but it’s been interesting that you see a brown guy in a rom-com. I think seeing brown people in different contexts in America is just going to show people … they’re just people. My wife wanted to have a website called Muslims Having Fun, and it’s just pictures of Muslim people eating popsicles or riding roller coasters. You don’t see that so much. Like, you got to play this powerful, awesome female superhero. You must have such an interesting and exciting fan base.

Gadot: I get really emotional and excited when it’s little kids. To them, I’m not Gal. To them, I’m Diana. I’m Wonder Woman. It’s funny how this movie was so broad, touched different people, different ages, different cultures. I got photos from people that I work with or friends that their grandparents went to see it with their wheelchair and everything. It’s been really overwhelming. Right now, in the eye of the storm, I enjoy it and I appreciate the amazing feedback. But I think that it’s going to take me time to really digest and realize what’s happening.

Nanjiani: The picture of you with the little girl dressed as Wonder Woman — how she got to see that scene of all these powerful women on horses and this epic superhero battle, but they’re all powerful women. And to her that’s going to be normal, which is really stunning.

Gadot: Which I love. Having two girls, I can only hope that this is not just a trend. Now, because we did well at the box office, I hope that there’s going to be more female-led stories that everyone can enjoy because at the end of the day, I enjoyed so many male-led stories. We’re talking about representation, so on Earth there’s 50-50 men and women, and it should be the same on film, on TV, on everywhere.