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Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot on character’s sexuality: ‘She loves people for their hearts’

Plus, director Patty Jenkins’ vision

Wonder Woman Warner Bros. Pictures

A couple of weeks ago, longtime Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka made headlines when he announced that the superhero was canonically bisexual. Gal Gadot, who plays the character in the DC film universe, was later asked whether or not the character’s sexuality would be addressed in Wonder Woman, the live-action film being released next year.

“It’s not something we’ve explored,” Gadot told Variety. “It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that.

“She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”

Gadot didn’t say whether Wonder Woman’s sexuality was something that director Patty Jenkins was interested in exploring in future films, if the director decides to stay on with the franchise. Gadot did, however, speak at length about the importance of having Jenkins on board to ensure that Wonder Woman wasn’t just seen as a goddess, but as a woman.

“For [Jenkins] it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives,” Gadot said. “We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple.”

Gadot’s Wonder Woman first appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the superhero’s stand-alone movie is set to hit theaters June 2, 2017. The hero will also join her costumed comrades in Justice League later that year.

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