Successful model turned Hollywood actress Gal Gadot has gone from being a relatively unknown actress, especially to those who are not fans of the Fast and Furious movies, to becoming one of the biggest names in the business, thanks to landing the role as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, winning over many of her critics along the way.
While Gal Gadot is now seen as a big draw in Hollywood, it has not always been the case and the actress has struggled to prove herself in the industry over the years, which almost led to her deciding to give up on a full-time acting career. Gal says that she was getting so many knock backs and rejections, that she really began to question the point of it all, before the role of Wonder Woman came her way.
Gadot explained, "Before I got 'Wonder Woman', I was thinking about never coming back to Los Angeles, [I thought I'd] stay in Israel, work as an actress here and there, go back to university and do something else. Because there had been so many 'no's. You go to the audition and you have a callback, then another callback and then a camera set-up, and people are telling you your life will change if you get this part. And then you don't get it."
She added, "I reached a place where I didn't want to do that anymore. My husband has a lot of work in Tel Aviv, and we had a daughter, so taking them to LA to fish for work put a lot of pressure on me. I was like, 'Why am I doing this?' Hearing no, over and over, I was thinking, 'What am I good for?' And that's when I got Wonder Woman."
Fortunately then, Wonder Woman really did come at the perfect time and Gal Gadot has arguably been the best thing about the DC Extended Universe so far, and we cannot wait to see more from her in the coming years.