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Gal Gadot Was Five Months Pregnant While Filming 'Wonder Woman', Is An Actual Superhero

We are not worthy.

08/06/2017 11:37 AM AEST | Updated 08/06/2017 11:37 AM AEST
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In case you've been living under a rock, or on a mysterious island hidden away from civilization by Zeus, "Wonder Woman" is absolutely dominating at the box office.

The film has set box office records and has been praised by critics and audiences alike for being the superhero movie we were so desperately needing in cinemas. Not only that, but the film's star, Gal Gadot, feels like the hero we needed in our everyday lives.

Well, now there's even more to love with Gadot's brand of strong hero as she revealed to "Entertainment Weekly" that when the film needed to do some reshoots, she was five months pregnant with her second child.

Ultimately the film only had one scene reshot, when Gadot's Diana was walking towards the frontlines of World War I with Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Watching the finished cut of the film, director Patty Jenkins realised there was something missing.

"That scene was just a slightly tense scene of them walking," Jenkins told "The Hollywood Reporter".

"I was like, 'I need her to see some brutality'. So, we added her seeing the horses being whipped. It was actually something that had been in the script originally."

Returning to the battlefields, Gadot's signature costume had to be slightly tweaked for her now showing baby bump. The costume department had to replace the front of her suit with bright green fabric which would later allow the special effects department to CGI little baby Maya out of the picture.

It didn't stop Gadot from embracing her role once again, but the bright green might have been a bit distracting. "On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman," she said. "On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog."

Gadot's daughter Maya was born in March, but before she was even born she was already an honorary Amazonian warrior.

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