Even through the slightly distorted crackle of a conference call, the sound of Gal Gadot‘s low-pitched and evenly tempered voice is wildly soothing. It’s not what you expect from a grade-A action star playing one of the most prolific superheroes of all time — but strangely, it’s Gadot’s casual, calming attitude that makes her portrayal of Wonder Woman (aka Diana Prince) so kickass. That also applies to the character’s new-wave beauty look, which is far more toned down than the messy blue-black waves and bold red lipstick old-school comics fans are used to.
As the actor tells me, the choice to swap Wonder Woman’s bright signature makeup for neutral eyes and lips in recent years just adds to the character’s undercover quality. “Wonder Woman works in the shadows,” Gadot says when I ask about the looks in the franchise’s new installment, Wonder Woman: 1984. “She’s already Wonder Woman,