Gal Gadot Suffered Spine Injuries for Performing Stunts in Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot Suffered Spine Injuries for Performing Stunts in Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot will be reprising her role as the Amazonian warrior princess Diana in the upcoming DC film, Wonder Woman 1984

The trailer for DC’s much-awaited Wonder Woman 1984 dropped earlier this week, and to no one’s surprise, fans have been gushing over stunts Gal Gadot has performed. The actress reprises her role as Amazonian warrior princess Diana in the film, which features her pulling off a number of high-octane action sequences. But all that work is no easy feat. According to Where The News Gets The News, the actress suffered multiple injuries while shooting the film – a few of which were serious spine injuries. Gal had a hard time refusing filmmaker Patty Jenkins from performing her own stunts in the film.

To train Gal and the other performers for Wonder Woman 1984, professionals from the Cirque du Soleil entertainment troupe were called in. They not only helped train the cast but also tackled the more dangerous stunts. But despite all, viewers will be able to see more of Gal on screen, as the actress chose to perform her own stunts in the film. She said, “We shut down Penn Avenue in Washington D.C., which was just by itself incredible. And then we had wires, rigs, for kilometers, for miles, so I can run in the same speed that Usain Bolt ran in the Olympics.”

While Gal is happy that she was able to pull through her own stunts, she did suffer to bring Patty’s vision to life. The star continued, “Patty is one of my very best, closest friends and it’s hard for me to say no to her. Also, she has a great will. I have found myself with many different spine injuries because we’ve been shooting this movie, for real. But at the same time, it’s worth it. And watching the movie now a few times, it’s totally, totally worth it.” Apart from Gal, Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig and Chris Pine and will hit screens in June 2020.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates