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Gal Gadot opens about her 'secret audition' for 'Wonder Woman'

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 June 2017, 16:26 IST

After getting rave reviews for her acting in 'Wonder Woman,' actress Gal Gadot has finally opened up about landing the role of the Amazonian princess.

The Israeli actress, while talking with host Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show', revealed that she was struggling to get a foothold in Hollywood and was considering to give-up on the industry, when a life-changing offer came along.

"This industry, the rejection can be tough. I had so many 'almost' [auditions]. I told my husband 'I don't know how long I can take it', always dragging my family to Los Angeles," shared Gadot.


one of the trips to Los Angeles in which she got a call from Zack Snyder, who produced and co-wrote the movie.

She added, "He wanted to audition me for a 'secret role'. It's where you get the lines, but you have no idea what the story is about, what the character is, nothing."

After the audition, the 32-year-old actress went back to Israel to take the decision whether or not to continue acting, when she got another phone call about the mysterious movie role.

"They wanted to do a camera test and I thought, Again? Another almost, almost, almost [job]?" she shared, still not knowing what's the part she was going to play.

It was at this moment, when she got a call from Snyder and he said, "I don't know if you have this character in Israel, if she's big or not ... but did you ever hear about Wonder Woman?"

Then, her agent called her to tell that she would be playing the titular role of ' Wonder Woman' to which she reacted shockingly and said, "Oh my god! Oh god, OH MY GOD!!"

After hearing the news, Gadot explained she flew straight back over for the second audition.


First published: 6 June 2017, 16:26 IST