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Gal Gadot: Volleyball has maimed me

Gal Gadot has spoken about how her athletic upbringing contributed to her playing Wonder Woman.

The Israeli actress is the name on everybody's lips since she landed the role of superhero Wonder Woman in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

For such a physically demanding role it paid off that Gal has always been active, even if it has caused her some accidents in the past.

"My mother was a gymnastics instructor, so I was encouraged to do a lot of sports. I danced for 12 years - and I'm pretty tall, so I enjoyed playing basketball as a teenager," she told US OK! magazine. "I couldn't shoot very well, but I was aggressive on defence! I also played volleyball... I broke almost every finger on both hands, but I love it."

Of course there were some new things the star had to master for the role, such as leaning how to fight. She was given lessons in swordplay, but wants to improve on her lasso skills after getting a taste for it.

She may have worked out a lot for the part, but Gal previously revealed there was no special diet to get into shape. Instead of depriving herself of certain foods, the brunette beauty maintains a sensible outlook on eating.

"I'm a foodie and I love to experience food, but at the same time I look at food as fuel and I want to give the best to my body. So of course I have my bad things that I eat like burgers or ice cream with chocolate. I don't restrict myself, I can eat everything. It's all a matter of measurements and quantity of the food; just enjoy your food and don't eat while you drive and don't eat when you talk on the phone," she advised to US Harper's Bazaar.

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