Gadot in “Wonder Woman
is set to receive a well-deserved honor at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. The “Wonder Woman
” actress will take home the Rising Star Award at the fest’s Awards Gala, a press release has announced.
’s Wonder Woman
showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious, and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “Gal plays the immortal warrior so well, and the film’s themes are especially apt for today, empowering all types of people — women and men, young and old — the world over.”
” has taken home over $821 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing live-action film ever helmed by a woman and one of the biggest hits of the year. Director Patty Jenkins
is signed on to step behind the camera again for “Wonder Woman 2
,” set to bow December 2019.
“We are all used to having male protagonists in movies [directed by men]. But the way Patty has captured the Wonder Woman
character, she is very relatable to everyone. Boy, girl, man, woman — everyone can relate to her,” Gadot has said. Her other credits include the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
,” “The Fast and the Furious
” franchise, and “Date Night
Previous Rising Star winners include Jennifer Lawrence
, Alicia Vikander
, and Ruth Negga
Gadot will accept her award January 2. The fest runs from January 4–15.Gal Gadot
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