It’s no secret that it can be hard out there for actresses in the male-dominated comic-book movie world. Amy Adams, who played Lois Lane in this year’s Superman interpretation, Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” certainly knows that. Unfortunately, actress Gal Gadot, who was recently cast as Wonder Woman in the sequel to “Man of Steel,” a Batman vs. Superman movie, is also learning that.
Some online commenters claimed that Gadot was too thin to accurately portray the Amazonian warrior, even though she spent two years in the Israeli army and was cast in the “Fast and Furious” franchise partly for her physical abilities.
At a press day for the upcoming “American Hustle,” Adams reacted to the comments about her soon-to-be co-star. Though she said she was “not familiar with [Gadot’s] body shape,” she could sympathize with being the subject of fan critiques. Her strategy: let it go.
“I don’t buy into that,” she said. “Not that I [don’t] believe that it’s happening, but I’m certainly not a classically drawn woman as they exist in comic books, so I had to embrace that I just had a baby, I still hadn’t gotten my waist back. Lois is not about proportions, Lois is about her intellect and her savvy reporting skills and her empathy for Clark, and so I just didn’t think about it.”
Not to mention, Snyder is known for getting his heroes into ship-shape physique for their roles.
“She is going to be yoked, man. He is going to make her a beast,” Adams said.