ACTRESS GAL GADOT is on the cover of the September issue of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine.
(photo credit: ROLLING STONE)
She’s no stranger to magazine covers.
Gal Gadot has appeared on the glossy fronts of Marie Claire, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly and more.
And when Rolling Stone released its September issue on Thursday, it was Gadot’s face looking out from newsstands.
The Israeli actress, who has achieved worldwide fame for her role as Wonder Woman, is featured in a wide-ranging interview inside, in which she discusses her childhood in Israel, army service, and rocket to fame.
Gadot said growing up in Rosh Ha’ayin she “had a very sheltered kind of life... There was no TV-watching.
It was always ‘Take a ball and go play.’” The actress told Rolling Stone that “In general, I was a good girl, a good student, a pleaser, and I was a tomboy. Always with wounds and scratches on my knees.”
She also spoke to the magazine about the resonance the story of Wonder Woman had with her, especially considering her family history.
Her maternal grandfather was sent to Auschwitz when Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, and his mother and brother were killed in the gas chambers, she said.
“His entire family was murdered – it’s unthinkable,” said Gadot. “He affected me a lot. After all the horrors he’d seen, he was like this damaged bird, but he was always hopeful and positive and full of love. If I was raised in a place where these values were not so strong, things would be different.
But it was very easy for me to relate to everything that Wonder Woman stands for.”
Ironically, the magazine’s cover also features a promo for an interview with Roger Waters, one of the most prominent voices in the movement calling for a cultural boycott of Israel.
Waters doesn’t mention Israel in the interview, but does reference several times the accusations of antisemitism leveled against him.
But it’s the face of Gadot – the Jewish Israeli and IDF veteran – that everyone will see on newsstands. Poetic?