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Gal Gadot says her portrayal of Wonder Woman was inspired by Princess Diana

 Gal Gadot says her portrayal of Wonder Woman was inspired by Princess Diana (Image: GETTY/Warner Bros)

Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has revealed her portrayal of the female superhero was inspired by late Princess Diana.

The actress, 35, who has played the superhero in two standalone films, claims she followed in the footsteps of Diana, who was best known for her compassion towards others.

Speaking about how she found inspiration in the people's princess, she told Vanity Fair at their Cocktail Hour Live! event: "I remember watching a documentary about Princess Diana and there was a part where they said she was full of compassion and always cared for the people and that was like, 'Ding, ding, ding,' that should be the Wonder Woman we have."

Gal's character Wonder Woman, who has been named Diana Prince, is relatable to her fans as the actress 'wanted to show her vulnerabilities and heart'.

She added: "How can you connect to a goddess that's super strong and has it all and [is] super perfect? I wanted to show her vulnerabilities and heart."

There is set to be a third Wonder Women film, which was announced by Warner Bros just after Christmas Day 2020.

 Gal Gabot in the film (Image: © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC)

It was confirmed shortly after Wonder Woman 1984 - a sequel to the 2017 standalone - premiered that month.

Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said in a statement at the time: "As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy."

Director Patty Jenkins will make her return for the third movie.

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