Gal Gadot had some things to say today about working with a female director — Patty Jenkins — on the solo Wonder Woman film.
She spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how the story’s woman-centric creativity played out behind the scenes.
It’s a story about a girl becoming a woman. I think only a woman, who has been a girl, can be able to tell the story in the right way.
All my life I’ve been working with male directors which I’ve really enjoyed. And I’m lucky in that I’ve worked with men who have a lot of respect for women. But working with a woman is a different experience. It feels like the communication is different. We talk about emotions. With Patty, it’s a thing now, we communicate with our eyes. She doesn’t need to say a thing. If I’m hurt, she feels the pain. It’s a whole different connection that I have with her. She’s also brilliant, she’s bright, she’s fierce, she’s sharp. She knows exactly what she wants ‘Wonder Woman’ to be.
For a long time, people didn’t know how to approach the story. When Patty and I had our creative conversations about the character, we realized that Diana can still be a normal woman, one with very high values, but still a woman. She can be sensitive. She is smart and independent and emotional. She can be confused. She can lose her confidence. She can have confidence. She is everything. She has a human heart.
Click here to read more from Gal Gadot’s interview with EW.
Wonder Woman is in theaters on June 2, 2017.SuperFable