Miss Israel 2004, Gal Gadot has already cemented a strong independent personality all thanks to her DC role as Wonder Woman. However, long before captivating fans’ hearts with her powerful role, she was an actress who was struggling to secure a place for her in Hollywood. It is not something new as an acting career is quite a demanding profession that requires a lot of hard work and patience to get a breakthrough role that would change their trajectory.
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She also has to face several ordeals before getting her global stardom by working in the DCEU. With difficulties that continued to hinder her, she even decided to give up on her acting career once.
Gal Gadot Had a Hard Time Keeping Up With Rejections!
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The 38-year-old actress, Gal Gadot kicked off her acting journey in Hollywood with the Fast & Furious franchise by portraying the role of Gisele Yashar. While her supporting role was seen in a few films including the new Fast X, it was not enough to make her successful like she wanted at the time.
In a 2017 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she opened up about having a hard time continuing to face rejections.
She told the host,
“This profession, the rejection, ooh dude, it’s tough. ”
She continued to explain how it was difficult for her to continue the auditions which even dragged her family alongside her.
“I had so many almosts, and another camera test … and another role, and another role … and I was like, telling my husband, ‘I’m not sure how long I can take it, dragging my family to Los Angeles, doing this …”
Due to her constant rejection, she even considered putting an end to her misery by leaving her acting career for good.
Gal Gadot Considered Giving Up Her Acting Career
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After getting rejections for a few auditions, she also decided to give it a go when director Zack Synder gave her a call about an audition without disclosing what role it was.
She told in the episode,
“On the same trip—we were in Los Angeles—I got a phone call from Zach Snyder, who wanted to audition me for this secret role. I was like, ‘Ok, sure … I’ll do that.’”
She went to audition for the role which was quite a mystery even to herself.
“You have lines, you get the lines, but you have no idea what the story is about, who’s the character, nothing.”
After the audition happened, she was having second thoughts about her acting career. She went back to Israel for a project but was unsure as to whether she would pursue acting or not.
“We set, did the audition, I went back to Israel to shoot an Israeli movie, and I didn’t know if I wanted to continue acting afterwards.”