“I’m not sure how long I can take it”: Zack Snyder Stopped Gal Gadot From Retiring With A $300,000 Offer

"I’m not sure how long I can take it": Zack Snyder Stopped Gal Gadot From Retiring With A $300,000 Offer
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Gal Gadot has been riding on the boat of stardom and fame ever since she portrayed Wonder Woman. A talented actress, and an, even more, humbler human being, before getting the call to Zack Snyder’s $412 million movie, Gadot was just a hair’s breadth away from quitting acting for good.

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Gal Gadot was ready to give up on acting
Gal Gadot was ready to give up on acting

Sick of being rejected multiple times due to not being womanly enough or not being British enough, the Wonder Woman star was tired of dragging around her family for her Hollywood dream. Thankfully, before she could give it all up, Zack Snyder came to her rescue by offering a $300,000 offer.

Zack Snyder and Gal Gadot on the set of Wonder Woman
Zack Snyder and Gal Gadot on the set of Wonder Woman

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Being a non-American and non-British actress and not being womanly enough as per the industry standards, Gal Gadot had a hard time trying to make her Hollywood dream work. Having worked in multiple films in minor roles, the actress was doubtful whether she could ever be able to make it big. After having dragged her family to Los Angeles, and facing multiple rejections, the Red Notice actress was ready to give it all up and quit acting altogether.

While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actress recalled the tumultuous time,

“This profession, the rejection, ooh dude, it’s tough. I had so many almosts, and another camera test … and another role, and another role … and I was like, telling my husband, ‘I’m not sure how long I can take it, dragging my family to Los Angeles, doing this”

And then, suddenly she got a call from Zack Snyder for an audition.

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“We set, did the audition, I went back to Israel to shoot an Israeli movie, and I didn’t know if I wanted to continue acting afterwards.”

While Snyder did not tell her what role she would be auditioning was, Gal Gadot was all set to retire. But before she could, she got another call from the Justice League director.

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Gal Gadot Had No Idea She Was Auditioning For Zack Snyder’s Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Now we cannot imagine anyone other than Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman, but even the actress had no idea that she was auditioning for such a major role in the DC Universe. While in Los Angeles, Gadot recalled getting a call from Zack Snyder for a top-secret role.

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“We were in Los Angeles—I got a phone call from Zach Snyder, who wanted to audition me for this secret role. I was like, ‘Ok, sure … I’ll do that.’” 

Not even having the slightest idea who she was auditioning for, the Israeli actress aced the audition in one go and was called back again for a camera test. And off went 6 weeks, and the actress already disheartened, had forgotten about the audition thinking she was rejected once again.

But then she got a call from her agent that she had got the part and was told for the first time that she would be playing Wonder Woman. Despite the $300,000 paycheck, Gadot recalled being extremely excited to have bagged such a major role.

You can stream Wonder Woman on Amazon Prime.

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