The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences, and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is Gal Gadot, the Israeli-born actress who has broken barriers for actresses with her work as Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman. Gadot, played that role in Batman V Superman before getting her shot at a solo film, a global smash that grossed $822 million and opened the door for superhero films carried by female protagonists. She suited up again for Justice League and Wonder Woman 1984 — which was released recently in theaters for Christmas and on HBO Max. There are plans for Gadot and director Patty Jenkins to reteam for a third film together, and she reprises Wonder Woman in the Zack Snyder-directed cut of Justice League. Gadot also stars with Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in the Rawson Marshall Thurber-directed Red Notice for Netflix, and the Kenneth Branagh-directed Death on the Nile. She has become one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and is developing her own tent pole vehicles that she produces with her partner and husband Jaron Varsano under their Pilot Wave Motion Pictures banner. Upcoming vehicles include the 007-type global secret agent thriller Heart of Stone with director Tom Harper and Skydance, as well as the epic Cleopatra with Wonder Woman director Jenkins, for Paramount Pictures.
Here are the influences that informed her path.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.