According to the famous actress from the movie ‘Wonder Woman’, receiving this award serves as great motivation for her to keep on pursuing her passion. She also stated that it gives her the energy to continue doing what she loves most. Meanwhile, Isaac Herzog, the President of Israel, complimented her by saying ‘You were always a star’.
Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who rose to fame for her portrayal of Wonder Woman on the silver screen, has recently been awarded a star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame. Although it is unclear whether Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the future, her celebrity status has been solidified with this prestigious recognition. This news was originally reported by Haaretz and has been reprinted here with permission. To stay updated on the latest news, sign up for Haaretz’s Daily Brief newsletter.
The Walk of Fame organization has announced that Gal Gadot, along with 30 others, will receive a star on the famous California landmark next year. Israeli President Isaac Herzog congratulated Gadot on Twitter, calling her a “star” in his message. Gadot expressed her gratitude for the award in an Instagram video where she revealed that her husband had informed her of the honor. She thanked the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and said the recognition gives her the motivation to continue pursuing her passion.
Gal Gadot is among the notable personalities who will be honored at the American Cinematheque Awards. This event will also recognize several other prominent figures from the entertainment and sports industries, as well as those in the music business. The ceremony will take place in 2024 and will feature recipients like Marvel Studios executive Kevin Feige, actors Chris Pine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerry Washington, the late Chadwick Boseman, Michelle Yeoh, and Christina Ricci, former tennis player Billie Jean King, as well as musicians Dr. Dre, Gwen Stefani, and Otis Redding. Gadot’s career started in modeling and beauty pageants before she made her Hollywood debut in the movie “Fast and Furious” (2009). Since then, she has appeared in various films and TV shows in Israel and Hollywood.
Gadot has an impressive acting portfolio both in Israel and Hollywood. She appeared in various Israeli television shows such as “Asfur” and “Kathmandu” and also took part in other projects. In Hollywood, she is best known for her role in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. However, it was her portrayal of the iconic superheroine, Wonder Woman, that catapulted her to global stardom. Gadot first played the character in the 2016 movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and later reprised the role in “Wonder Woman,” which premiered in 2017. The film, directed by Patty Jenkins, received international acclaim and proved that female-led superhero movies can be just as successful as their male counterparts. It also showcased the immense talent of female directors in this genre of films.
Gadot made a comeback to portray the iconic role in various DC movies, including the highly anticipated sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” that premiered in 2020. Additionally, she starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix blockbuster “Red Notice,” which holds the record for the highest budget film produced by the streaming service. Fans were eagerly waiting for Gadot to reprise her role once again in the third installment of the Wonder Woman series directed by Jenkins. Unfortunately, DC announced in December 2022 that the movie has been canceled as part of their efforts to revamp their cinematic universe.
Aside from her career in acting, Gadot has also ventured into producing. In 2020, she shared her plans to produce and star in a series that will revolve around the life of Cleopatra, an ancient Egyptian queen. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, on the other hand, already boasts of 2,789 golden stars which honor significant personalities in the American entertainment industry. The first star, dedicated to director and producer Stanley Kramer, was placed in 1960. This information was obtained from forward.com.