Gal Gadot Hopes Her Wonder Woman Will Give Daughter a Female Hero to Look Up To

03/15/2016 at 04:45 PM ET

Gal Gadot is hoping for success at the box office and approval from a 4-year-old when it comes to her first outing as Wonder Woman.

The actress, who will portray the comic book character first in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and later in her own 2017 blockbuster, told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday that her daughter Alma hasn’t quite found a fictional female role model — and she hopes to fill that gap.

The 30-year-old, who shares Alma with husband Yaron Varsano, says their little girl “understands” her mother’s new role, but gets a little confused by the details.

“She came to visit me many times on set, and one time I was wearing the Wonder Woman costume, and then she asked me, ‘Mummy, if you wear a tiara does that mean you’re a queen and then I’m a princess?’ I said, ‘Well, I’m playing dress up, this is dress up.’ ”

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And dress up is a favorite of Alma’s. But while she’s “really into princesses,” that doesn’t mean she respects them.

“One time, I was telling her a story and she said, ‘The prince is always so brave, and courageous and strong,’ ” Gadot shares. “And then I asked her, ‘Well, what do you think about the princess?’ and she said, ‘Meh … They always fall asleep and the prince is the one to wake them up. They do nothing.’ ”

Gal Gadot Ellen DeGeneres
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Gadot says the conversation made her feel “so good” about playing Wonder Woman.

She explains, “Boys always had Batman and Superman, and Spider-Man … and girls have the princesses.” Now, she adds, they have a headlining female hero, too.

Batman v Superman premieres March 25.

— Lindsay Kimble

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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helen on

shes in the tub looking up to batman’s privates in the movie.Good Job Gal!

Dawn on

Love this!! Powerful, beautiful, smart and no one’s sidekick! Can’t wait to see this movie!

Michal on

Love you Gal, you’re brilliant smart talented and charming! I wish you all the best and can’t wait to see you in the movie!🙂

kittykatta on

Isn’t the “female hero to look up to” the same lady who gave birth to us?

Laura on

she is a talented, powerful actress, looking forward to see her movie batman v superman: dawn of justice.

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