It’s that time of the month again, and we at DCWorld are launching the semi-final for September’s HOF chapter. Here is the third entrant for the September Hall of Fame, Gal Gadot.
My September nominee is none other than DC’s leading lady Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Is there anything this woman can’t do? Prove me wrong, I dare you. Gal Gadot delivers a performance like no other in the Summer box office hit Wonder Woman. Smashing many superhero and non-superhero movie records, as well as being an empowering, iconic, female lead, which is kind of a big deal. Especially now, more than ever.
With an unforgettable performance, Gal Gadot embodies Princess Diana of Themyscira in ways beyond expectation. A big screen hit 75 years in the making, the world finally got to experience the legendary, Amazonian Warrior Princess at her all-time best. Saving the world and reminding us that ‘love’ is the answer. Something we all didn’t realise we needed to be reminded of.
From the first release of Wonder Woman on the big screen, to the recent digital release, the hype has yet to diminish. And can you blame the world? Gadot’s on-screen presence shines as she takes on the role of the fierce Warrior Princess. Sending chills down our spine with her graceful, yet kick-ass action sequences, which show her Israeli Defence Force physique, and extra chills with empowering lines such as; “If I stay, who will I be?” All. The. Chills.
It’s no secret Gadot received wide-spread criticism regarding her short-lived title as The U.N’s Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. This perfectly said quote from Gadot has really stuck by me, “When people argue that Wonder Woman should ‘cover up,’ I don’t quite get it,” she says. “They say, ‘If she’s smart and strong, she can’t also be sexy.’ That’s not fair. Why can’t she be all of the above?” Since watching Gadot in Wonder Woman (probably 10 times), it’s safe to say that many were quiet about the way she looked and instead were blown away by her strong, inspiring performance. You can be sexy, you can be smart and you can be strong. Proven 10 times over by her incredible performance in Wonder Woman. Get me on the next flight to Themysicira. STAT!
Are you more of a movie fan? Do you think Gal Gadot deserves to join Robin Lord-Taylor in the Hall of Fame final in December? You can vote in September’s Hall of Fame semi-final here. Every vote counts so make sure you have your say!