'Batman vs. Superman': Gal Gadot Impressed Ben Affleck During Wonder Woman Screen Test

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the latest Batman vs. Superman movie teaser.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the latest Batman vs. Superman movie teaser. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder was always confident Gal Gadot is the right actress to play Wonder Woman.

Snyder recently explained to Film Ink how Gadot managed to snag the role of Diana Prince in the Batman vs. Superman movie. It ultimately came down to Gadot and five other actresses. Gadot kicked ass during her screen test with Ben Affleck, leaving a lasting impression of the seasoned actor.

"We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine," Snyder told Film Ink. "But the thing with Gal is that she’s strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It’s that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. She can get serious, but she’s amazingly fun to be around. And by the way, she really held her own with Ben in the screen test.”

Snyder continued, “Ben was like, ‘Whoa, that girl is something else!’ That was a good sign, because Ben is very tough in the scene, and he’s big and commanding. Anytime that you’re doing a test like that and you’re looking at the other person, you’re thinking, ‘Okay, that’s good stuff.’ That was part of the process, and over time as we got to know Gal, we found out how amazing she is."

Gadot spoke about joining the production during San Diego Comic Con 2015. The actress is aware of the pressure she’s under to deliver an amazing performance as Wonder Woman. However, Gadot refused to let the pressure get to her and focused on playing the character they way she felt was right. Read more about Gadot’s SDCC 2015 comments here.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to hit theater March 25, 2016.

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