Why 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Hid Her First Pregnancy On-Set
As if Gal Gadot didn't already deserve a standing ovation for her badass portrayal of Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta in Wonder Woman, consider what happened while the 32-year-old actress shot Batman v. Superman. Gadot told Marie Claire for her July 2017 cover story that she hid her first pregnancy from coworkers, "vomited discreetly in corners, hid her hormone-induced migraines. She feared special treatment, advertising anything that could be considered weakness."
That must have been tough for the now-mom of two! And it's definitely kind of a bummer that she was worried that carrying her first L.O. could have been seen as a "weakness," but given her seriously strong work ethic, it makes sense that she wanted to be treated just the same as all the other talent on-set.
Gadot explained to the magazine, "I gutted it out. I started to come to set with sunglasses. I had this jug of water with huge pieces of ginger. One of the producers kept on asking, 'Why are you drinking that potato water?' They thought I'd gone Hollywood." And that's not at all her reputation. She's all about the work!
History repeated itself when she filmed the reshoots for Wonder Woman at five months along with baby #2. But this time, her pregnancy was out there in the open. Entertainment Weekly reported back in April that "costumers cut an ample triangle from the front of her suit, replacing it with a bright green cloth that would allow the special effects department to alter her figure in post-production." Gadot then took on the fight choreography like a pro. "On close-up, I looked very much like Wonder Woman,” she says. “On wide shots, I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”
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Hey, whatever works! Obviously, Gadot's commitment to gettin' the job done impressed her boss, director Patty Jenkins, who told EW: "She’s pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others. There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it.” Even more reason to adore Gadot and her incredible turn as Wonder Woman. Who wouldn't want to channel her badassery through their own pregnancy?