Negative reviews aside, Batman v Superman will always be recognized as the first film to put Wonder Woman on the big screen after 75 years. Gal Gadot plays the Amazonian warrior in the film, and while her performance has often been cited as a highlight, there were many fans who found her initial casting to be objectionable because of Gadot’s appearance.
“There were comments they wanted her to be more bosomy,” Conan O’Brien explained when Gadot and the cast of Batman v Superman appeared on Thursday’s episode of Conan.
“Bigger hearts,” Gadot joked. “Yes, there were some people who had a lot to say about my hearts. At the end of the day you can’t please them all, and I completely understand that. And if you want to be original to the story, the Amazons used to have only one breast, because it was in the way with the [bow and arrow].”
She added, “Eventually after many creative conversations with Zack [Snyder, the film’s director], we decided to keep them both.”
Gadot has discussed this string of comic book fans before, even joking during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she thought host Jimmy Kimmel would ask about her chest when he brought up the Wonder Woman costume. “I thought you were leading to the fact that a lot of comic fans had a lot to say about my breasts,” she said.
Speaking to news.com.au before the premiere of Batman v Superman, Gadot said, “You know, men. Every one of them is obsessed with breasts.” She added that the critiques “amused” her. “It was funny for me that it’s such an amazing character and all they have to critique is her bust. Me, as a person, I try not to pay too much attention to all the noise that comes when I get cast for something. Even if it’s good or even if it’s bad — because one day it’s good and the other day it’s bad, so I’d rather not pay attention to either.”