With Wonder Woman’s first appearance taking place in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the actress reveals that she made an effort to prove the character doesn’t rely on any man, superpowers or not.

Gal Gadot will be the first female superhero to have her own solo movie in WB’s new line-up, with “Wonder Woman” hitting theaters June 23, 2017. But, we’ll be seeing the superhero in “Batman v Superman,” which hits theaters in just a few weeks.

While speaking with Glamour, Gadot talked about how excited she was to get the role of Wonder Woman, and says that she and director Patty Jenkins made an effort to make sure Wonder Woman didn’t rely on any man in her life, and use her femininity as a strength.

While Gadot could never have imagined she’d be playing one of the most iconic superheroes of all-time, she says her past in the military certainly helped her take the role and its physicality serious.

Gadot says, “For BvS it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else. She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving. And it’s all her heart –that’s her strength.”

The actress continued, saying, “I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.”

Gadot revealed that the casting process for the role of Wonder Woman had her questioning whether she should quit acting altogether, as she kept going back for test screenings and script reads, but Zack Snyder finally chose her for the incredible role, and we imagine it’ll change her career forever.

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Posted by:Joshua Nealey, Hypable