Beyoncé Helped Gal Gadot Nab The Role Of Wonder Woman, Because Of Course

The 31-year-old actress has revealed the story of how Beyoncé helped her get the role of Wonder Woman and it's truly brilliant.

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This summer, former Miss Israel actress Gal Gadot will become the first woman to lead a superhero film in more than a decade when she stars as the eponymous character in Wonder Woman.

So, how exactly does one prepare for an action film, with a role that involves using a bow and arrow mid air, riding horses through the forest and squeezing into a ridiculously tight corset?

Well, when you're Gal Gadot, you can forget prioritising the gym, kickboxing classes, jiu-jitsu and a strict diet of grilled chicken and broccoli (of which all were all necessary) because there's only one way to truly prepare for a career-defining role like Wonder Woman.

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And, that's by listening to Beyoncé.

In an interview with W magazine, the Israeli actress – who just gave birth to her second child – revealed she didn't originally know she was auditioning for the role of Wonder Woman at the time, rather a screen test for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

She admits: 'They were looking at six or seven girls, and we were all in separate trailers and were told to stay inside until they called us. Waiting is my enemy Number One, and I was losing my mind.'

To calm her nerves, instead of calling her parents for a last minute boost of confidence or doing some yoga stretches, she whacked on the music of a fellow wonder woman – Beyoncé.

'I decided to put on Beyoncé. Who runs the world? Girls! I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!' she reveals

So, basically what she's saying is Beyoncé made Wonder Woman, right?

Elsewhere in the magazine she talks of having a crush for men with long hair as a child and applying for Miss Israel at the age of 18 before joining the army, despite the fact she didn't actually want to win.

When it came to competing in Miss Universe, she admits she purposefully wore the wrong dresses, didn't attend rehearsals and was late to every appointment so she wouldn't win.

'I even remember Paula Abdul who was a judge there asking me a question and me saying, 'sorry, English not so good', despite the fact she was fluent in the language.

Well, despite her fears, it appears winning Miss Israel worked out pretty well for her career in the end.

Watch the trailer for Wonder Woman (out in cinemas 2 June) below:

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