Gal Gadot never wanted to play "the girlfriend".
The 30-year-old actress - who will be seen as Wonder Woman in the much-anticipated new movie 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' later this month - has always wanted to portray "stronger female roles" rather than the male leads sidekick or "damsel".
She said: "I've always wanted to play stronger female roles and I turned down many parts where I would have had to play 'girlfriend kinds of roles or the damsel in distress. I knew I didn't want to do that.
"It wasn't my nature and I didn't want to represent women in that way. I told my agent that I wanted to play independent women and not go after sexy or obvious kinds of roles"
The actress can be currently seen next in 'Triple 9' alongside Kate Winslet and Chiwetel Ejiofor and will debut this month in 'Batman v. Superman' prior to her standalone 'Wonder Woman' movie next year.
And the star is looking forward to playing the character for years to come.
She told Total Film magazine: "I'm looking forward to it all. I'm a woman who has very high expectations and wants to be the best at everything. I sometimes think maybe I put too much pressure on myself but my mother raised me to be ambitious and every time I stat to worry too much I think about how my mother has led her life and what she has taught me."