Exclusive: Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen shares a funny story about her “awkward” first meeting with Gal Gadot
Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen this past week to discuss her role in her new film The Confessions, and also managed to slip in a few questions about her work in the DC Extended Universe, during which Connie shared a funny story about her first meeting with the Amazon Princess herself, Gal Gadot.
I thoroughly enjoyed Wonder Woman. Have you been surprised by how wildly successful the movie has been?
Gratified and grateful for the reception of this film.
Any funny set stories working with Gal Gadot?
The first time I met Gal I was in the make up trailer inside a tanning tent getting spray tanned – a uniquely clammy experience – when, as I step out of the tent, naked but for a thong, Gal is whipping off her clothes to get into the tent – and that’s where we said hello the first time. Playing her mother added an extra twist to awkward.
Can you tell us anything about your role in Justice League?
Sorry, only that Hippolyta is a badass.
Do you think there’s a role for Hippolyta in Wonder Woman 2 or is it too early?
Dunno, but I hope so.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman sees Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead) and Ann Wolf.
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