The former Miss Israel, 30, not only stripped down to her bra and underwear for a photo shoot, but also opened up about her personal life, discussing the struggle of balancing work and motherhood.
“You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better,” Gadot says of raising her 3-year-old daughter, Alma. “At the end of the day, I always tell myself that it is very, very important for me to be a good role model.”
And she hopes playing strong female characters like Wonder Woman, who appears in the upcoming Batman v Superman, will help her achieve that goal.
“I feel like I’ve been given a huge opportunity to inspire people, not only women. And not because of me but because of who Wonder Woman is and what she stands for,” she says.
And although some skeptics have suggested she’s not cut out for the iconic role, she’s paying them no mind.
“No matter what you do, you can never please them all. People will always have something to say because that’s the way people are. And it’s okay,” she says. “Whatever I do, I take it very seriously and I do my research and I give it my best.”
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The actress also got teary when discussing her The Fast and the Furious costar Paul Walker during the interview.
“It’s so sad, and when I talk about it, I still get tears in my eyes, because he was a great man. I still miss him and will miss him forever.”