Gal Gadot, known for her portrayal of the beloved Wonder Woman, is expanding her repertoire in the world of action films. While she continues to soar with the Fast and the Furious franchise and leads the upcoming Netflix thriller Heart of Stone, she is also taking on the role of another iconic figure in Cleopatra. This movie, initially helmed by the controversial Patty Jenkins (before Kari Skogland took over with Jenkins as producer), sees Gadot as the legendary Egyptian Queen.
Despite online skepticism surrounding Gadot’s casting as Cleopatra, the Israeli-born actress, in a recent interview with Vogue Hong Kong, revealed her insights about the film and its potential to reshape our understanding of this iconic leader. Growing up near Egypt, Gadot was exposed to numerous stories about Cleopatra, making her a familiar name in her household. She explained, “If Wonder Woman represents an imaginary powerful female leader, Cleopatra embodies a real-life exemplar. That’s why I was captivated by her story after delving into various books about Cleopatra. I realized there is much more to her than the seductive woman depicted in previous films, entangled with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. She had an intricate and multifaceted persona.”
Gadot further emphasized that the upcoming film aims to shed light on the enigma surrounding Cleopatra’s identity. “The truth is, we don’t have a complete understanding of who Cleopatra truly was and the Egypt she inhabited,” she admitted. Through her comments, it becomes evident that this cinematic endeavor seeks to unveil lesser-known aspects of Cleopatra’s life and the remarkable society in which she thrived. “She was an extraordinary woman ahead of her time. The world she inhabited, ancient Egypt, possessed an astonishing vision of the future. Although I can’t divulge many details, I am incredibly passionate about telling her story, doing justice to her character and legacy, and celebrating her in a way that challenges the simplistic notion of Cleopatra as a mere seductress,” Gadot shared enthusiastically.
This update confirms that the film is progressing with Gadot remaining attached to the project, offering fans a promising glimpse into the reimagination of Cleopatra’s narrative.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cleopatra’s legacy
What role will Gal Gadot play in the film ‘Cleopatra’?
Gal Gadot will be portraying the legendary Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, in the upcoming film.
Who was initially directing the film ‘Cleopatra’?
Patty Jenkins was initially attached as the director of the film before Kari Skogland took over, with Jenkins remaining as a producer.
What inspired Gal Gadot to take on the role of Cleopatra?
Growing up near Egypt, Gadot was familiar with the stories surrounding Cleopatra. She was captivated by the complexity and depth of the iconic leader’s character, which motivated her to bring justice to the role.
What does Gal Gadot hope to achieve with the film ‘Cleopatra’?
Gadot aims to challenge the simplistic portrayal of Cleopatra as a seductress and uncover the lesser-known aspects of her life. The film seeks to shed light on the enigmatic identity of Cleopatra and showcase her as an extraordinary woman ahead of her time.
Is the film ‘Cleopatra’ still in progress?
Yes, despite initial controversies and casting skepticism, the film is still moving forward with Gal Gadot attached to the project.