As you’re about to discover, the success of the movie is the result of A LOT of sweat and fun!
With Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot powerfully demonstrated how much a woman’s potential knows no boundaries, whether it’s on screen or behind the camera. But forging and becoming a badass superhero didn’t happen in one day!
Even though she used to be a member of the Israeli army, Gadot still had a long way to go to get into shape for the role of Diana, princess of the Amazons. Under the supervision of famous mountain climber Mark Twight, the actress spent 6 months, 6 hours a day, training assiduously to be up to the job.
But working hard doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and laugh about the difficult process in the meantime. When TV host Conan O’Brian asked Gadot back in May if she could meet him in a warehouse, he was “shocked” she actually said yes. What he didn’t realize was that the said warehouse was actually the place where the actress spent most of her time prior to shooting the DC Comics movie.
Although the video from Conan’s talk show mainly aimed at joking about the whole thing, it also shed more light on the scrupulous training the star had to endure.
Yet, Gadot was not the only one who worked her ass off to get Amazon-body ready for the film. What would be the princess of the Amazons without her crew? To portray the tribe of women warriors, the production hired real-life badass women with various impressive backgrounds, from athletes, fighters, CrossFit champions, to even police officers.
As you’ll see in the following video, training together non-stop in a boot camp for 4 months, the many ladies filled their time with countless series of physical training exercises while bonding and creating a real sense of camaraderie.
But what’s training good for if you don’t put it into practice?
Without doubt the most impressive scene from Wonder Woman, the Themyscira beach battle sequence between the Amazons and the mean German army shows how much all the physical work truly paid off. Moreover, the behind-the-scenes look, below, also gives an interesting angle on the making of an action scene, which can be, for the most part, way less intense to put together than one might think…
Finally, Wonder Woman wouldn’t exist nor be the huge success it has become without all its crew members who worked hard to make the film an exciting visual adventure. What we’ll largely remember from the next sneak peek is that, despite the great deal of effort put into the making of the film, no one ever stopped having fun! (Also, will you spot Zach Snyder’s cameo?)
Bonus: Because it’s always a pleasure to watch, here are Wonder Woman‘s hilarious bloopers, showing the endearing complicity between Gal Gadot, her co-star Chris Pine, and director Patty Jenkins.
If you still haven’t seen Wonder Woman (first, where have you been?), the movie is already available digitally as well as on DVD and Bu-Ray.