Gal Gadot’s career soared after she starred as DC’s Wonder Woman, but before that, she was already making a name in Hollywood as Gisele Yashar in (2009). Many fans don’t know that this was not her first try at big acting roles; in fact, she almost became a Bond girl.
Obviously, Gadot did not get the part that eventually went to Olga Kurylenko, but her meeting with the casting director created a huge change in her life and career as she was cast to play her breakout role in instead.
Answering the web’s most searched questions via , star talked about how she started her career as an actress and eventually mentioned how she almost landed a role in :
Gadot gave a more comprehensive response to this question in her interview with . She mentioned finishing her service in the military and her modeling career, and her plans for law school. The casting director was intrigued by Gadot’s profile and asked to meet with her. As she was not a professional actress back then, the star was hesitant. Gadot said:
Her failure to land a role opened up more opportunities for her in Hollywood. In truth, she might have dodged a bullet there, as the role of a Bond girl remains controversial, which might have impacted her career in the long run. Now, Gadot has starred in several films, such as , , and the upcoming .
Gal Gadot recently starred in the Netflix spy action film , and fans are now campaigning on social media for her to be the next female . The actress responded to it in the most endearing way (via ):
Gadot may not be playing a Bond girl or the female counterpart of the famed British spy agent, but she has produced her own version of a woman-led action movie, , which is very cool. Critics have been harsh with their reviews of the film, but fans showed more favorable reactions towards it.
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