During an interview with acclaimed film magazine, Empire, Gal Gadot shared that due to the amount of secrecy surrounding Batman v Superman, she had no idea that the part she was auditioning for was the Amazonian Princess, Wonder Woman.
It wasn’t until she got the chance to screen test with Batman himself, Ben Affleck.
I mean, I could have guessed. I thought it was going to be Selina [Kyle], you know? I only knew what role it was when I flew in to test with Ben [Affleck]. I was very excited. Anytime I had general meetings in LA, I always said that my dream role was to do an empowered, independent woman who doesn’t rely on men.
Of the character, she revealed:
She’s seen it all… She has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight.
I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.
Wonder Woman is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017, though Gal Gadot will first be seen in the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters March 25, 2016.