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Gal Gadot: Playing Wonder Woman Was a Family Effort
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  • Gal Gadot's eldest daughter Alma is unimpressed how the world sees her mom, but you will find this 6-year-old amazing as to why she seems unaffected.

    In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Gal revealed her daughter, who is an extra in the movie, downplays the fact her mom is Wonder Woman especially when people go up to praise Gal.

    Gal relates what her daughter usually say (again, Alma is 6): "She’s like, 'Listen, we've been to London. It's been amazing. I was working on set, too, but I was four -- three, four --, so I didn't do all the takes. It was cold, and they dressed me like a poor girl, so I didn’t want to do it [a cameo] because I don't want to be famous. But honestly, every woman is a Wonder Woman. My mom is just the biggest one because she does the movie.'" Go, Alma! (See the full video below. She starts to talk about her daughter at mark 2:12)


    Alma may not be into Halloween costumes, as her mom remarked at one point in the video, but she certainly has a future as a woman's rights advocate!  She certainly takes after her mom who has shown and long espoused that motherhood should never be a hindrance.

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    Gal, who trained in the Israeli military, had grown up with her sister believing "that we're capable, to value ourselves," she told The Rolling Stones. Being a mom doesn't put a halt to that, but as moms know, managing family and work life isn't easy. There's the guilt that you're not doing enough for your kids, you're not doing enough for the home, or you're not giving it your all at work.

    "At the end of the day, your kids join your life and you bring them here, and they join your life. You're not supposed to change your life to accommodate the children," Gal told the crowd at the 92Y community center in New York. "Of course, our children are always the very first up high priority, but I realized that it's okay to have a different life. It's okay not to have a routine and not to be like everyone else. And, it's okay as long as the family's together and you're happy and you do it together, it's great," she added. 


    This mom who gave birth to her second child, Maya, seven months ago recalled feeling so guilty being away from Alma. Even on her days off, Gal was preparing and training for her role. She did a lot of FaceTime with Alma and her husband, real estate mogul, Jaron Varsano. And every chance she got, she brought her daughter to the set (which was why Alma probably ended being in the film). 

    All the sacrifice paid off when she was back at home and reading positive feedback about Wonder Woman. But perhaps the best gift was when Alma ignored her instruction to go to bed to give her mom a hug and the best compliment: "I'm so proud of you Mommy."  

    As Business Insider reports, Gal told her daughter, "You see, all the time when I didn't get to see you enough and I was working and it was cold and you came to see me on set and we hated it? We worked hard enough. People love the movie."

    Gal said she couldn't have done it without her family. "It was worth it. [Alma] started getting happy tears and it was like our entire family achievement. It wasn't just me. It was all of us," Gadot emphasized. 


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