Actress and star of DC Comic's mega-hit Wonder Woman Gal Gadot talks about why Diana Prince's weaknesses make her great on the special features for the film's home release. The heroine's stand-alone film, which was the first female-directed superhero film helmed by Patty Jenkins, hit theaters last June and grossed $807 million worldwide making it the sixth highest-grossing film of 2017 and the seventeenth highest-grossing film franchise of all time.
On top of being a box office it, Wonder Woman also inspired millions of fans with Gal Gadot's strong, witty, courageous and emotional performance of the title hero with one of the major strengths of the film not being Diana's super-human abilities, but her capacity for emotion, love and intelligence that makes her the superhero everyone is rooting for.
We now know (hat top to Cinema Blend) Gal Gadot's thoughts about Diana's weaknesses and how they make her great. In the special features for the film's home release on Digital HD, which is available now, and on Blu-ray September 19, she said about what she loves about Wonder Woman:
"What I love about this character is she's not perfect. She allows herself to show her flaws. She's this open character. So I think this is something that I relate to. I'm a person who's very open. I love people. I wouldn't say that I enjoy showing my flaws but I don't mind showing my weaknesses to the outside world because each and every one of us has their own weaknesses and flaws. So for me it's natural, and the more we feel comfortable with it the more lovely it is."
Interestingly enough, Wonder Woman's flaws have been a hot topic of discussion as of late when Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron actually criticized the film saying that the film actually objectifies women and is a "step backwards" stating that Sarah Connor from Terminator 2: Judgment Day was a more of an icon because she wasn't beautiful, but damaged and earned the respect of audiences through "pure grit". It was a totally bizarre statement by Cameron and has since been clapped back hard by Jenkins rebutting that there is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman and that not all female heroines have to be hard or troubled to make an impact on the audience.
Gadot's comments seem to fall in line with Jenkin's response to the criticize stating that Wonder Woman is an open character who is not afraid to show her flaws to the world and embrace her imperfectness such as her naivety and impulsiveness we see in the origin film, which is one of the things we love about the character.
Wonder Woman is available now on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray September 19. The character will also return to the big screen November 17 with Justice League.
Source: Cinema Blend
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