Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Gal Gadot in an Elie Saab Dress Prompts Backlash

Gal Gadot 2018 Critics Choice Awards Gal Gadot in Lebanese designer sparks backlash
Freda Brock | 13 January, 2018, 13:28

She's not here for the money. "One. Single. One. No", Gadot said, forcing Fallon to break the rules and verbally inform her that he's going to act out the first word. She's not flawless and that's what makes her real. "Wonder Woman" was one of the highest-grossing films of 2017.

It may not win any best picture awards, but Gadot's Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, became the highest-grossing live action film to be directed by a woman, crossing the $5 billion mark at the global box office a year ago. "As artists and filmmakers, I believe that it's not only our job to entertain but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect", she said of the importance of representation in media. But in her acceptance speech, Gadot says what we already knew: Diana Prince may be an Amazon, but there's a reason why she spoke to so many women, why audiences of all genders connected with her. Now, when I started acting, there were very few female-led movies, and even fewer female directors. She commands the attention of the world and in doing so, she sends a positive example for humanity.

'There were eight other films in [the] top 100 which were directed by females, ' added the actress.

Thomas Fire, once largest in California history, is now 100% contained
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While Angelina Jolie turned heads in a rather feathered fashion, Nicole Kidman went full-on fuchsia in a stunning sheer Valentino gown. She said, "I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves".

She continued, promising that she "will never be silenced".

Gal Gadot in an Elie Saab dress as pictured in an awards show photo has prompted a backlash by some on social media who complained about the Israeli "Wonder Woman" actress wearing a garment from a Lebanese designer. She wrapped up: "We will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality". Gadot will team up with Jenkins again for "Wonder Woman 2", set for release on November 1, 2019.

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