Gal Gadot was most known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the Fast and Furious franchise before making international news when Zack Snyder cast her as Wonder Woman for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. She is now reprising the role in Wonder Woman’s first ever solo feature film. Chris Pine is most known for his role as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot series. In Wonder Woman, he is portraying Captain Steve Trevor.
Screen Rant got to sit with Gal and Chris on press day, where we discussed what the general message was behind the Wonder Woman film, what it was like to work with Patty Jenkins, and what Hippolyta would think of Diana now that she has experienced man’s world.
Guys, congratulations on this film. It was amazing. It was so great.
Chris Pine: Awesome. Thank you.
Gal Gadot: Thank you.
There is a great statement that your character, Steve Trevor, makes and he says, “Not all people are all good,” And sometimes he could be to blame, but he’s not perfect. Do you think that is the general message for this whole movie?
Chris Pine: Yeah. 100%. I mean that was…
Gal Gadot: The whole idea.
Chris Pine: I love that scene because it’s trying to explain to someone why we fight wars. It’s like when you think about it, it’s a great question. Why do we kill one another? And in that statement I think is both what is great and awful about being a human being, which is you can succumb to the worst parts of yourself and lose hope and become violent, nihilistic, and just kind of follow that path or you can work against that and try your damnedest to do your part for the betterment of the world and it’s hard and messy and ugly and none of us are perfect, but you can try and I think that is the message. Yeah.
Absolutely. And, Gal, amazing job by the way.
Gal Gadot: Thank you.
This was the Wonder Woman I’ve always wanted to see. It was amazing.
Gal Gadot: Oh thank you so much.
One thing that I loved was her wonderment of the world that man lives in. And one thing that Hippolyta kind of leaves her with is that you can’t come back here. If Hippolyta were to see Diana now, what do you think she would think of her now with all of this experience.
Gal Gadot: Hm. That is a very sweet question. I think she would be very proud, you know, to see the woman she had become and to see that she still stuck to her values and, like what you say, it is not about what they deserve, but it is about what she believes and, yeah, I think she’d be very proud of her.
Can you guys tell me a little bit about, cause Patty created an amazing world with Wonder Woman, especially with Themyscira and then going into man’s world. Can you talk to me about how she was able to balance all of these moving parts, especially being a period piece in World War I?
Gal Gadot: She is just really really smart and really really talented. She has this ability of being able to give attention to the smallest detail but, at the same time, never forgetting about the full picture. And I think that Patty came on board with a very specific vision. She always loved Wonder Woman. She was always very passionate about this character and I think that with all of us, all of us were in line with the message and with her the character is and how do we want to tell the story.
Chris Pine: Yeah. Totally. I remember her saying something. We were shooting this scene in the World War I and there was a gas in the scene from some explosion or something and it had a blue green tint. And I was like, “Why? Is there something wrong with it?” She was like, “No because with the grain of the film and how we’re going to color correct, it is going to come across a certain way.” So, we talked about everything from like the size of my fedora. She mentioned Dick Tracy. It’s real, but it’s heightened just that n-th degree where you know it’s not real, but it’s still real. So, it’s like Ludendorff is kind of real, but totally he’s that much bigger. And so she played that with the colors and with the tone.
Gal Gadot: With everything. With every layer of the film.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment comes the epic action adventure starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright, directed by Patty Jenkins.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.