Gal Gadot, known for playing Wonder Woman, will be starring as the lead actress in the upcoming movie about Queen Cleopatra Philopator VII. The film is scheduled to release in 2025 and an exciting promotional poster has generated buzz for the project. Gadot aims to provide a unique perspective on the historical figure, who was previously portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor in 1963’s Cleopatra. Nonetheless, there are some who have raised concerns over the decision to cast an Israeli actress as the legendary queen.
Gal Gadot recently shared her excitement about her upcoming role as Cleopatra in an interview. She believes that the ancient Egyptian ruler was a true example of a strong female leader and hopes to showcase this aspect of her character to audiences. Despite facing criticism for being cast as the legendary figure, with some arguing that a Macedonian Greek actress should have been chosen instead, Gadot defended her role by highlighting that Cleopatra was of Macedonian descent. The historic icon is known for her reign as the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt between 51 and 30 BC, during which she exhibited impressive diplomatic and strategic skills while navigating the complex political landscape of the Roman Republic. Gadot aims to shed light on the lesser-known aspects of Cleopatra’s life beyond her reputation as a seductive woman who had affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony.