“Gaining weight is something Hollywood actresses usually avoid like the plague, but Gal Gadot went from skinny to strong after putting on 17 pounds of muscle for her role as Wonder Woman.
The 32-year-old was initially cast to play the superhero in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and started working with trainer Mark Twight in preparation for the role.
Within nine months he had “remodeled” Gadot’s muscles through intensive training and diet and transformed her into “someone who carried muscle — lived in and with muscle — and was happy with it.”
She packed on 17 pounds in total, and “it’s all muscle,” she told Glamour. “I feel so much better now. When you feel strong, it changes everything — your posture, the way you walk. I look at photos from five years ago and think, Whoa, I was too skinny. It’s not cool.””