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Israel's Gal Gadot and Odeya Rush get noticed as Hollywood's newest leading ladies

June 8, 2014 11:50

'InStyle' magazine spotlights two up-and-coming Israeli starlets in their June issue.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot. (photo credit:Reuters)

Flip through the pages of InStyle magazine this month and you’ll find a feature highlighting promising young stars on the silver and small screens.

The list—dubbed ‘These Fresh Talents Are The Newest Leading Ladies’—includes two Israeli actresses: the future Wonder Woman in the much-anticipated Batman vs. Superman movie, Gal Gadot; and Odeya Rush, who is slated to play the leading role in the film adaptation of Goosebumps, the best-selling 1990s book series.

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The magazine hails Gadot as “The New Superhero.” “On top of her training in fencing, kickboxing, kung fu, and jujitsu,” her stint in the Israel Defense Forces has helped her prepare for the role, the article said. “A three-picture deal with Warner Brothers is a hint that this former Miss Israel has stateside appeal.”

InStyle describes Rush as “The New Sidekick,” recounting how her family moved around the US so that she could pursue acting: “Several TV and small film roles later, Rush’s siblings can now forgive her. The 17-year-old actress has landed the part of Fiona in the dystopian science-fiction flick The Giver. Her co-star? Oh, just Meryl Streep.”

There were only six stars on the magazine's list, and two were Israelis. Rush’s The Giver will be released in the US this August; as for Gadot, moviegoers will have to wait for 2016 to see her on the big screen.

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