Video: How Gal Gadot developed her incredible Wonder Woman body

There are many reasons Wonder Woman is the number one movie in the world right now and one of them is Gal Gadot's amazing physique.

The Fast and Furious 6 star plays the titular superhero, also known as Diana of Themyscira, in Patty Jenkins' big screen adaptation of the DC Comics.

Gadot is said to have undergone a punishing workout that included shoulder presses, pull-ups and movement training to achieve the toned look of the Amazon warrior.

The 32-year-old Israeli model and actress was pregnant for some of the filming, with part of her costume being replaced with green fabric so her baby bump could be removed in post-production.

"On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman," Gadot said.

"On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog."

Although she served in the Israeli military, Gadot admits she wasn't physically ready for the intense physique she needed in the movie.

"I couldn't even do one pull-up when I started," she said.

"I had a tent in the studio and every time we had a break I went training, so I was training all the time."

Video of her lifting weights and training with a sword has recently been released online to give fans more insight into her workouts for the film.

Wonder Woman is currently showing in New Zealand cinemas.


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