"I have a 4-year-old daughter and she adores princesses at the same time she will tell me the princess is so weak, she falls asleep and the prince will come and kiss her and save her and he is the hero," Gadot said Friday at a press conference for the film.
"So I am so happy to be the one who is going to tell the Wonder Woman story. It is such an important story to tell," she continued. "It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, super hero to look up to. The more the merrier and there is plenty of room for many more women to come and I am very happy to be a part of it."
"For me being an actress, my responsibility is not to pay attention to all the noise around me and to pay attention to the script and the director and protect the character and try to tell her story the best I can," she said of the controversy.
"It's a huge honor for me to be the one to get this amazing opportunity to tell such an important story. I feel very grateful," the actress gushed. "I never planned on being an actress or Wonder Woman but everything just happened and I am grateful and happy and in love with what I do. I am enjoying everything but it will take me sometime until I really understand what is going on."