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Wonder Woman Star Wants More Female Super Heroes

The appearance of the character has been one of the most talked about aspects of the Warner Bros film which has received mixed reviews from critics.

It is a huge role for the Israeli actress, who previously starred in a number of Fast & Furious films, and one she is very proud of.

“We have so many amazing, inspiring, strong male role models in super heroes but we don’t have enough female ones.

“I’m happy that we’re bringing Wonder Woman back to life for this reason, and I hope that we’re going to have more and more strong, inspiring female super heroes, you know, role models. We need more.”

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Gadot, 30, told Sky News about the lengthy process she endured to secure the role in director Zack Snyder’s film.

She described how she did a number of screen tests, including one opposite Ben Affleck, who plays Batman but was still not told who she could be playing.

“My agent said ‘Well, they wouldn’t say anything. I don’t know, but it’s big. Expect a phone call from Zack’,” she said.

“Same night, Zack called me and said ‘Well, I’m not sure if you have it in Israel but did you ever hear about Wonder Woman?’

“I died for five seconds. Came back to life, tried to pull off my coolest voice, saying ‘Wonder Woman, yeah yeah, I’ve heard of her’.”

Gadot spent two years in the Israel Defense Forces which she said prepared her in some way for the “intensive” and “demanding” action scenes in Dawn Of Justice.

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Affleck also had to undergo some intense training to bulk up for his first outing as the Caped Crusader.

He told Sky News: “It was a lot, it was definitely a lot. I have to do it again but I’m going try to do it an easier way.

“I don’t know that there is one but it was the hardest part of making the movie.”

:: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is in cinemas from Friday.

Gadot will appear in a standalone Wonder Woman film which is due to be released in June 2017.

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