Entertainment Weekly just posted a new interview with the three people that brought Wonder Woman to the big screen. The magazine talked with director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot and Chris Pine who plays Steve Trevor in the movie. As we’ve seen in the various trailers and promotional material, the relationship between Diana and Steve Trevor will be a major aspect of the movie and that’s what the trio sat down with EW to discuss.
“We didn’t want to make Steve the damsel in distress, and we wanted them to have a very equal relationship,” says Gadot. “If she falls in love with him, then he should be someone that every woman falls in love with.”
“Steven Trevor is the perfect fantasy for any modern woman,” adds Jenkins, “’I want to have the job I’ve always wanted. I want to be strong and powerful and all those things, but I want a really hot boyfriend that thinks that’s great and has a sense of humor about the whole thing.’”
“She has to be the straight woman, that’s the harder part,” says Pine. “She’s delivering lines like ‘My father is Zeus’ — s— that is just so ridiculous. And she has to say it with a straight face, with a certain amount of innocence and earnestness. I get to react like any human being would to hearing something as ridiculous as that. So I had easy.”
Gal Gadot also discussed the idea of Wonder Woman being a feminist and explains what feminism means to her. “Wonder Woman is a feminist, of course, I think people have a misconception about what feminism is. People think hairy armpits and women who burn bras and hate men. That’s not it. For me, feminism is all about equality and freedom and [women] choosing what we want to do. If it’s salaries, then we get paid equal to men. It’s not men vs. women or women vs. men.”
“It was important to me that my character would never come and preach about how men should treat women. Or how women should perceive themselves.” Continued Gadot. “It was more about playing oblivious to society’s rules. ‘What do you mean women can’t go into the Parliament? Why?’ It’s just reminding everyone how things should be. I wanted to play the fish out of water, but I didn’t want to play her too silly.”