Gal Gadot gained worldwide fame after landing the role of Wonder Woman in the 2016 film adaptation of the iconic comic book character. However, the 32-year-old actress recently revealed that prior to her big break, she had considered giving up acting altogether and returning to her home country of Israel. Despite her success and fame, Gadot remains grounded and candid in admitting her doubts and struggles in pursuing a career in Hollywood.
Let me be real with you: Although Gal Gadot’s name is on everyone’s lips, she has surprisingly admitted that before her mainstream success, she was on the verge of quitting acting entirely. Gal’s popularity has continued to soar this past year and she is currently getting ready for the release of her upcoming movie Justice League on November 17. She recently looked stunning in a sultry photoshoot for Glamour, wearing several plunging, sequined outfits. While she is now enjoying the security of her glamorous career, the former Miss Israel 2004 revealed in her interview that things weren’t always so secure. Gal shared her challenging times, saying, “Before I got Wonder Woman, I was thinking about never returning to Los Angeles, staying in Israel, acting here and there, going back to university, and pursuing something different.”
Almost Finished: The gifted female performer, aged 32, who has two children with her partner Yaron Versano, reportedly stated to Glamour magazine that she had considered returning to her homeland of Israel before becoming a big Hollywood star.
The fruits of her labor have finally paid off! Gal’s efforts have led her to achieve worldwide recognition after being cast as the legendary comic book superhero, Wonder Woman, for the silver screen in 2016. Her co-stars included Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
The famous actor shared the tough reality of the acting industry, highlighting the disappointment of receiving countless rejections. The audition process can include multiple callbacks and camera tests, with people building up your expectations and claiming that your life could change with just one role. However, it’s common to end up not getting the part despite all the buildup. Gal has personally experienced this enough times to feel fed up with the cycle of hope and letdown. As a mother and wife, she also had to consider her family’s needs, with her husband having work in Tel Aviv and their daughter to care for, adding extra pressure to her search for acting roles in LA.
Gal felt disheartened by the constant stream of rejections she faced. Despite promises and hopes, she was repeatedly turned down which made her consider returning to Israel.
Being a mother of two young children and a wife to her husband, Yaron Versano, whom she married in 2008, Gal found taking her family to LA to be quite stressful. She felt a lot of pressure since she had to consider not only herself but also her kids. Gal shared that initially, she had doubts about her abilities, wondering why she was doing this and felt hopeless after hearing numerous rejections. It was a turning point when she was offered the role of Wonder Woman, which boosted her confidence and self-esteem. Gal is not just a pretty face; she studied law before venturing into modelling, pageantry and acting. Looking back, she realized that she’s glad that her law career did not go as planned because she convinced herself that being a lawyer would allow her to help people come to peaceful agreements.
“I would have been the worst lawyer ever”: Gal Gadot, who is not only stunning but also intelligent, pursued a law degree before venturing into modelling, beauty pageants (as seen in the image) and acting. However, she revealed that she was happy that her career took a different course instead of becoming a lawyer.
Gal is getting ready for the arrival of her latest film, Justice League, which is set to hit theaters on November 17th.
In contrast to the constant conflicts that lawyers deal with in real life, the speaker expresses her preference for harmony and Zen. She confesses that she would be terrible at being a lawyer because of this. Despite considering leaving Los Angeles, she now resides there with her family, including her husband Yaron Versano and their two daughters Alma and Mya. To see Gal’s complete photoshoot, check out the upcoming December edition of British Glamour, which will be released on October 30th.
Make sure not to skip out on this exciting opportunity! Check out Gal’s complete photoshoot in British Glamour’s December edition, which will be released on Monday, October 30th.