Gal Gadot plays a superhero on the big screen in “Wonder Woman,” but in some ways she was a real-life one while making the movie.
It turns out Gadot was pregnant through much of the filming of the box-office hit. In fact, when Gadot had to come back to do reshoots last November for the movie, some CGI magic had to be done to keep Gadot’s baby bump off the screen.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Gadot was five months pregnant when she returned to London’s Leavesden Studios to film an additional scene and the costume department had to cut a section out of the front of her costume and replace it with green cloth so her figure could be altered in postproduction.
“On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman,” Gadot said. “On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”
According to reports, “Wonder Woman” did not have many reshoot days, but there was one scene in particular director Patty Jenkins wanted something extra for after seeing a cut of the movie.
In a scene in which Diana Prince (Gadot) and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) walk to the frontlines of World War I and have a serious talk about the horrors of war, Jenkins wanted to add something visually to the chat.
“That scene was just a slightly tense scene of them walking. I was like ‘I need her to see some brutality,'” Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter. “So we added her seeing the horses being whipped. It was actually something that had been in the script originally.”
Jenkins told EW about Gadot being pregnant during shooting: “Now, at least, we will be able to tell her [new] daughter Maya that she’s in her mum’s stomach right then, in the middle of that battle scene.”
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