Gal to be Honored with Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star Award

Gal will receive the “Rising Star” Award during the Palm Springs Film Fest’s awards gala on January 2nd. Congratulations to Gal!

Gal Gadot Honored With Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star Award

VARIETY – “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The fest runs Jan. 4-15.

“Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere. Gal plays the immortal warrior so well, and the film’s themes are especially apt for today, empowering all types of people — women and men, young and old—the world over,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

In the past, the Rising Star Award has gone to Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick and Dakota Fanning.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing film helmed by a woman, as well as having the largest opening for a female-led comic-based film. It grossed more than $820 million worldwide.

It has also become part of the awards conversation, a rarity for a comic book film.

Israeli-born Gadot was crowned Miss Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces before making her film debut in “Fast & Furious,” in which she performed her own stunts. She also appeared in “Date Night,” “Knight and Day,” “Triple 9,” “Criminal,” and “Keeping Up With the Joneses.”

She will return as Wonder Woman in “Justice League,” opening Nov. 17.

Gal Gadot & Ezra Miller Talk “Justice League” (Video)

“Justice League” London Photocall

Gal attended the Justice League photocall at The College in London, England (November 4).

“Justice League” Press in Beijing

Gal attended the Justice League cast visit to the Temple of Heaven and the fan event in Beijing, China (October 27).


“Justice League” Beijing Premiere

Gal attended the Justice League premiere at 798 Art Zone in Beijing, China (October 26). Justice League will hit theaters from November 17.

Glamour Magazine (UK)

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot tells GLAMOUR that she nearly quit acting

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE – Gal Gadot is your brand new GLAMOUR cover star, and in the December issue, the Wonder Woman actress shockingly admits that she nearly quit acting.

She told GLAMOUR: “Before I got Wonder Woman, I was thinking about never coming back to Los Angeles, [I thought I’d] stay in Israel, work as an actress here and there, go back to university and do something else. Because there had been so many ‘no’s. You go to the audition and you have a callback, then another callback and then a camera set-up, and people are telling you your life will change if you get this part. And then you don’t get it. I reached a place where I didn’t want to do that anymore. My husband has a lot of work in Tel Aviv, and we had a daughter, so taking them to LA to fish for work put a lot of pressure on me. I was like, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Hearing no, over and over, I was thinking, ‘What am I good for?’ And that’s when I got Wonder Woman.”

If that’s not proof that ‘everything happens for a reason’, we don’t know what is!

The 32-year-old, who shares two children with husband Yaron Versano, also revealed to GLAMOUR that she felt relief when her law career didn’t pan out the way she had intended it to.

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