The upcoming Oscars will feature none other than Gal Gadot, the talented actress who brought Wonder Woman to life on the big screen. Despite the massive success of her film, it was notably absent from this year’s nominations. Nevertheless, Gadot will attend the event as a presenter and continue to dazzle audiences with her grace and charm. With her star on the rise, Gadot has been recognized for her outstanding performance as the feminist icon with several notable awards, including the National Board of Review’s Spotlight Award and a nomination for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award. It’s worth noting that before making it big in Hollywood, Gadot served her country as a soldier in the Israeli army for two years.
JON KOPALOFF/FILMMAGIC reported that the famous personality hailing from Petah Tikva, Israel was obligated to serve in the armed forces once he reached the age of 20. It is important to mention that military duty is mandatory for all individuals over the age of 18, regardless of gender, in Israel.
In a Fashion magazine interview in 2015, the actress disclosed that her stint in the army was relatively easy and turned out to be a valuable learning experience for her acting career. Gadot’s journey in the military came after winning the Miss Israel title at 18 and competing in the Miss Universe pageant held in Ecuador. After her reign as Miss Israel, she took up the role of a combat instructor.
Following her two-year stint in the army, the well-known personality enrolled in IDC Herzliya college to pursue her studies in law and international relations. During her time as a law student, a casting director approached Gadot and offered her an audition for the role of a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace. Despite this exciting opportunity, Gadot turned down the offer initially because she felt that her personality was too serious and intelligent for acting. Moreover, the script was entirely in English, which made her feel uneasy despite her proficiency in the language.
When she first auditioned, she was turned down for the role she wanted. However, this experience ignited her passion for acting and she landed a part in an Israeli TV show. After only one year of school, she was given the chance to play Gisele in Fast Furious by the same casting director who rejected her for Bond. This marked her film debut. She moved to the United States to pursue acting full-time and soon became well-known in the industry. The rest is history.
Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman, now resides in Los Angeles with her spouse Yaron Versano and two adorable daughters named Maya and Alma.