When Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as the titular Amazonian who’s over 5,000 years old. Gadot spoke to Variety this week about her favorite Wonder Woman weapon (the lasso of truth, understandably), the director’s vision for the film, and Wonder Woman’s bisexuality, which was recently confirmed by long-time Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka.
Here’s what Gadot said when Variety asked if Wonder Woman’s sexuality is addressed in the movie:
“It’s not something we’ve explored. 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 [Rucka] 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.”
Talking about heart was a running theme in the interview, with Gadot saying this about director Patty Jenkins’ vision for Wonder 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. We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world.”
Everything about the interview makes me happy. Or, to sum up using a GIF from the GIF wall we posted back when I got equal marriage rights, all the Wonder Woman news lately has made me feel like this: