When Gal Gadot was announced earlier this month as the new Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel, the biggest complaint online was that the 28-year-old lacked the curves of the Amazon warrior princess.
In a new interview with Israel TV (translated by Batman News), the former "Fast and Furious" actress says she's not intimidated by the criticism.
"I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world," she says. "Breasts … anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go 'by the book' … it’d be problematic."
As expected, Gadot is at the beginning of what's expected to be a particularly arduous workout regimen for the role. Unlike Henry Cavill's intense 11-month bulking for "Steel," Gadot's workout will embrace a more martial-arts approach.
"It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now," she says. "A very serious training regimen – kung fu, kickboxing, swords, jujitsu, Brazilian … 1,000 and 1 things … I’ll gain body mass."
One big advantage for Gadot is that she's already a serious believer in a healthy diet.
"I’m a big fan of a good diet and healthy lifestyle," she told Filler Magazine earlier this year. "It's important to eat a lot of vegetables, drink a lot of water and stay active. I believe that what we put in our bodies will reflect on the outside."
The "Man of Steel" sequel, tentatively titled "Superman vs. Batman," is scheduled for a July 2015 release.