Gal Gadot Addresses Wonder Woman's Sexuality: 'She Loves People for Their Hearts'
Gal Gadot says that a widely disseminated theory about Wonder Woman's sexuality won't be addressed in her upcoming film because the origin story for the character "isn't about that."
“It’s not something we’ve explored,” Gadot tells Variety, when asked if the superhero is bisexual in Wonder Woman or not, a backstory popularized by a longtime writer for the comic book series, Greg Rucka.
Rucka, according to Variety, feels that Wonder Woman would have had relationships with women because she lived on a fictional planet populated only by females.
Says Gadot, who has portrayed Wonder Woman onscreen before, “It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense.”
“In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships,” she explains. “But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
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Of the popular comic book character’s longevity in cinema, Gadot, 31, explains, “She’s relatable.”
“She has the heart of a human and is very compassionate, but her experiences — or lack of them, her naiveté, really — make her interested in everything around her and able to view the world in a way that we’d all like to: with a genuine curiosity,” she says.
Wonder Woman is set to hit theaters June 2017.