#WCW: Gal Gadot

Photo: Time Magazine

Photo: Time Magazine

Gal Gadot has taken over the CPPR office and our general mentality. Not only is her accent alluring, but what she means to women worldwide is pivotal. When I left the theatre last Friday, my jaw still dropped in awe, I pumped my fist in the air with my girlfriends, claiming I could conquer world hunger. While I can’t necessarily promise that, I feel empowered to do just about anything.

For a woman like myself who has never been into action films based off comic books (I know, some of you may be thinking, ‘what’s wrong with me?’), this movie changed everything. Gal Gadot broke into a male-dominated movie genre and made it her b*tch. To provide a little history of Gadot, she was born and raised in Israel. At age 20, she served in the Israeli Defense Force, selflessly serving her country. Not your typical movie star. She then began to model, now being the face of Gucci’s Bamboo fragrance. She’s been on multiple American magazine covers, and has now broken into the American film industry seamlessly.

Her smart, quick, and vivid personality on and off screen has attracted millions of women worldwide to see her in theaters. Her character has broken boundaries and so has she. She’s a role model for our daughters, and a beacon of hope for us. In today’s always challenging climate, it’s nice to know there’s something to look forward to and that change is possible. Her character’s struggles and personal ones provide a positive outlook for the future of female acting as well as in feminist efforts for change. 

Emily Kealey