Two weeks ago, Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka made headlines when he said his depiction of the iconic DC heroine is unequivocally queer — that is, she has had romantic and sexual relationships with other women on the paradise island of Themyscira. Now Gal Gadot, the actress playing Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ burgeoning DC movie universe, has spoken about her own interpretation of the character and her sexuality.
In an interview with Variety, Gadot said the upcoming Wonder Woman movie does not depict or reference her having any same-sex relationships, but it doesn’t necessarily preclude the idea. (The movie does feature Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, a man traditionally portrayed as a Wonder Woman love interest.)
“It’s not something we’ve explored,” Gadot said of Wonder Woman’s potential bisexuality. “It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what [Rucka] said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Gadot discussed whether it was important for Wonder Woman to have a female director.
“I don’t think it’s a gender kind of thing,” she said, adding, “I feel like Patty Jenkins was the right person for the movie because she was the right person for the movie. She knew exactly how she wanted to tell her story. She knew exactly what she wanted to get. She’s brilliant and smart and so passionate.”
Read the full interview at Variety. Wonder Woman opens June 2.