Gal Gadot Thought She Was Auditioning for Catwoman in Batman V Superman

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When an actress like Gal Gadot gets called in to audition for Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder, she makes her own assumptions - and Wonder Woman wasn't part of her initial thoughts.

"I mean, I could have guessed. I thought it was going to be Selina [Kyle aka Catwoman], you know?" she admitted to Empire in a new interview. The actress wasn't told the role, so her assumption was fairly logical.

When she got called back to go test with Ben Affleck, who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, she was told what role she was actually trying for, that of Wonder Woman.

"I was very excited," Gadot said. "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."

Can't go much further with that than Wonder Woman, who was raised on Paradise Island with only women for company.

Gal Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25 alongside Affleck and Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman, following that up with her own solo feature film, Wonder Woman, which is filming now, and the full team adventure, Justice League after that.

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  1. I like the fact that she refers Catwoman as Selina, makes you think she knows her shit.

  2. I could actually see her as Catwoman, that would have been real interesting. She certainly would have been better than Hathway...

    • CB123918
    • 3 Posts in 5 Months

    I got the oposite, that she refers as Selina because she only saw The Dark Knight Rises in which the character is never refered as Catwoman. Sadly I'm afraid the odds are on my favor, because in all interviews she seems to know shit about comics, she auditioned for Man of Steel for the role of Faora and didn't even knew the character name.

    • RJW
    • 397 Posts in 17 Months

    CB123918 said ... (original post)

    I got the oposite, that she refers as Selina because she only saw The Dark Knight Rises in which the character is never refered as Catwoman. Sadly I'm afraid the odds are on my favor, because in all interviews she seems to know shit about comics, she auditioned for Man of Steel for the role of Faora and didn't even knew the character name.

    Knowledge of the comics isn't required to turn in a good performance. And do you think she doesn't know of a character as well known as Catwoman?

    • libra113
    • 392 Posts in 14 Months

    I guess they didn't want her coming with any preconceived ideas of what they what they wanted. Wanted her to come in clean.

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