Gal Gadot cast as Cleopatra sparks criticism Gal Gadot cast as Cleopatra sparks criticism

Fans go crazy over Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s Cleopatra role!

Popular Hollywood actress Gald Gadot has been cast as Cleopatra on the big screen. "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins and the 35-year-old actress teamed up with scriptwriter Laeta Kalogridis to produce a new feminine take on the story of the queen of the river Nile. Keep reading we reveal some controversial claims and historical facts to the story!

  • Gal Gadot, is an Israeli actress and model who became Miss Israel at the age of 18 in 2004. She also competed for the Miss Universe crown in the same year.
  • Then she served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a fitness and combat instructor. She revealed that her military training helped her to land her first acting roles. 
  • The star of the "Fast and Furious" franchise has an estimated fortune net worth of $10 million.
Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor portrayed Cleopatra in 1963. The movie was the most expensive in Hollywood history. The epic film production cost $44 million. Even although it was a successful box office hit 20th Century Fox ended almost bankrupt due to its astronomical costs.

The decision to cast the “Wonder Woman” star as Cleopatra is controversial despite the amazing news of a different kind of movie about the Queen of Egypt.

It will bring a new perspective, through women's eyes, both on backstage filming and in front of the camera.

Gadot’s casting has drawn both criticism and support from both sides of the social media frenzy.

Some say that the Egyptian queen was black and of African origin, while others claim she was of Greek origin.

Director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot team up to remake Cleopatra.

"Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins is very excited to come back and save the world and bring audiences to the theaters again with this epic biographical drama.

The stunning actress appeared recently on the cover of Vanity Fair. We can’t wait to see her in December "Wonder Woman 1984" movie sequel!

Corey Robertson

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