It makes sense that you had turn to a superhero for inspiration when you play a superhero. And while, technically, Beyoncé does not have superhuman strength, it turns out she helped when Gal Gadot was auditioning, to play the Amazonian warrior princess Wonder Woman.
In a cover story for W Magazine, Israeli actress Gadot described the nerves that overtook her when she waited her turn to audition for the role. “When I auditioned for Batman v Superman, I didn’t know it was for Wonder Woman,” Gadot clarified of the try-out that would result in her slipping into the gilded bustier for the first time in 2016’s superhero showdown. “The director, Zack Snyder, asked me to do a camera test. That was torture. They were looking at six or seven girls, and we were all in separate trailers and were told to stay inside until they called us. Waiting is my enemy Number One, and I was losing my mind. So, I decided to put on Beyoncé.”
Yup, when in doubt, turn to a woman who has dedicated her career to female empowerment (Beyoncé).
“Who runs the world? Girls! I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!,” Gadot said.