What's This?Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock (9222237bb) Gal Gadot 'Justice League' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 13 Nov 2017
Image: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock
Among other things, we live in the age of Wonder Woman, and that is at least One Good Thing™. Not only have the film and character become essential to the fabric of our culture, but star Gal Gadot could not be a more fitting figure to bring this character to life.
In a GQ profile that describes Wonder Woman as a "swirling vortext of goodwill," Gadot appears to be the physical embodiment of just that. With Hollywood imploding because of toxic masculinity and abuse of power, Gadot and Wonder Woman remain a rare source of good.
"I'm, probably 60 percent of the time, still Gadoh," Gadot told GQ of her Israeli last name which still trips people up.
As the profile notes, "It is not Gadoh. But it's also not quite Gah-DOTT. Her confusing advice is that the T is pronounced as 'a lighter T...a softer T.'"
There is something so staggering about this pronunciation that it's wrong even when people are actively trying to say it right, as in Gadot's SNL promos from earlier this fall:
Our advice? Ga-dote. Try it out.
In the rest of the profile, Gadot proves to be perceptive and gracious, meeting her interviewer on the beach and teaching her how to walk like Diana in the infamous No Man's Land scene.
It's been less than six months since Wonder Woman released in theaters, but a rare blessing of 2017 is that we get to see her on the big screen again soon; in Friday's Justice League, even if the rest of the film is questionable.