Gal Gadot Responds to Female 007 Fan Casting and Champions More Room for Women in the Spy Genre
2023/09/10

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, known for her portrayal of Wonder Woman, is now stepping into the realm of spy thrillers with her latest Netflix film, . As excitement builds for the next James Bond after Daniel Craig's retirement, discussions surrounding potential successors are in full swing. Among the names floating around are actors like Henry Cavill, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Idris Elba, all being considered for the coveted role. Recently, Gal Gadot engaged in a conversation with , addressing fan theories that have suggested her as a possible first female James Bond.

While flattered by the idea, she emphasized her commitment to fostering original female-led narratives within the spy genre. Gadot's fondness for classic spy films, including the likes of Bond, Mission, Die Hard, and Bourne Identity, has influenced her aspiration to take on such a role. Her portrayal of Wonder Woman underscored the demand for female-led movies in the genre, a realization that prompted Gadot and her husband Yaron to embark on the creation of

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, their own female-led spy thriller.

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The was met with a mixed bag of reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 25%. However, the score has gradually climbed to 31% following the assessment of 90 reviews. This espionage-driven tale brings Gal Gadot into a role she actively pursued. In an , Gadot shared her passion for exploring a character like Rachel Stone. What attracted her to the role was the opportunity to delve into a more grounded and gritty narrative, allowing her to showcase her versatility as an actress. She explained:

The film is directed by Tom Harper and supported by an ensemble cast featuring the likes of Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi, Paul Ready, Jon Kortajarena, Matteo Cicconi, and Angela Esposito. is currently streaming on Netflix.

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