Wonder Woman has been smashing the Patriarchy – and the box office glass ceiling – ever since the female-led super hero movie was released on Friday. Now, some even more impressive details about Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who played the eponymous character, that have left us gasping.
Gal was actually five months pregnant while shooting a lot of her own stunts and retakes of the film, and was showing so much that at one point, she had to wear a green screen version of her Wonder Woman costume with a hole cut in the middle so they could edit out her bump.
“On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman. On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog,” she told Business Insider.
Director Patty Jenkins, however, described her as the ultimate action trooper.
“[Gal’s] pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others. There are so many things we asked her to do: now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it.”
What’s more Gal, 32, only gave birth to her second daughter, Maya, in March, meaning that she’s hit the promotional circuit for the film with a newborn in tow.
She also has a five-year-old daughter Alma with husband Yaron Versano, an Israeli businessman.
If that’s not the stamina of warrior woman, we don’t know what is.