'Wonder Woman 1984' hardest movie I ever shot, says Gal Gadot
New Delhi (PTI):
Hollywood star Gal Gadot on Tuesday said the team of "Wonder Woman 1984" wanted to "raise the bar" with the upcoming superhero film, which has been the toughest acting job in her career till date.
"When you see it in the movie, you can tell it's the real deal - be it the facial expressions, weight, movement and speed. It was the hardest movie I ever got to shoot by far but it was worth it," the actor told reporters at the film's virtual global press conference from Los Angeles.
Unlike other superhero movies that are heavily dependent on computer-generated imagery (CGI) to execute high-octane stunt sequences, "Wonder Woman 1984" mostly has real people pulling off the choreography, Gadot said.
"Most of the stuff you see in the film is real people doing the real thing, whether it is us or the stuntpeople.
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"Wonder Woman", both a critical and box office success, was received so favourably that there was no way the team was going to take any shortcuts, Gadot said.
"We wanted to raise the bar, give everything we have. We knew people were so much invested in and cared about the character," she said, adding she wasn't lucky enough to see a character like Woman Woman on-screen while growing up.
"I don't get asked to do these kinds of things. I'm a superhero geek. I haven't done anything like this before. We didn't want her to be a mousy girl turned villain. We wanted it to be - what is it about her that makes her so lonely, invisible and what does she want?" she added.
Recalling the time she saw the opening sequence of "Wonder Woman 1984", Gadot said she was "deeply moved" to see her younger on-screen self resonate strongly with her real eight-year-old self.
"That's when I realised the power of these movies. I'm a big believer that when you see it, you think you can be it and then you become it. Now seeing how this character affects my daughters, and also boys and men, it is so powerful," she added.
While the first film was about the birth of Wonder Woman and her discovery of humanity, the sequel explores how she lives with this humanity.
"She is trying to teach everyone she encounters how to be their better self. (But) She is not perfect either. Being a hero is not an easy thing. That was what I was interested in," the director, Patty Jenkins said. (PTI)