Star of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot has landed the cover of Rolling Stone almost three months after the acclaimed and record breaking film was released in cinemas. Through the interview, she discussed many previously discussed topics such as feminism, her views on Wonder Woman, herself and, shockingly, her body. Gadot’s body has been subject of scrutiny since reprising her role of Wonder Woman.
There was criticism aimed towards, wait for it, the size of her breasts! To that, she responded by saying, “I told them, ‘Listen, if you want to be for real, then the Amazons, they had only one boob. Exactly one boob. So what are you talking about here? Me having small boobs and small ass? That will make all the difference.'” In Greek mythology, this was done to allow better bow control for Amazon’s. According to Smithsonian, the term “Amazon” is derived from “without,” and mazos, “breasts.”
However, despite the groundbreaking results of the film, there has been harsh criticism directed towards the film, specifically because of its star Gadot’s Jewish-Israeli identity and due to her mandatory military service in Israel. The film was even banned in several Arab countries.
Director James Cameron was one to recently speak out on Wonder Woman in an interview for The Guardian. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” he said. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backward. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
She went on to discuss feminism saying, “People always ask me, ‘Are you a feminist?’ And I find the question surprising, because I think, ‘Yes, of course. Every woman, every man, everyone should be a feminist. Because whoever is not a feminist is a sexist.’”
She will be reprising her role of Wonder Woman in November for the release of Justice League.