Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is a hit with critics and moviegoers alike, raking in more than $100 million at the box office during its opening weekend. The striking appearance of Israeli actress-model Gal Gadot — who plays the titular character — sparked interest in what kind of workout regimen she followed to prepare for the role, and Conan O’Brien aimed to find out…
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O’Brien invited the 5-foot-10 Gadot and her trainer to a studio warehouse to demonstrate what it takes to become such a wondrous woman. Conan had trouble keeping up with Gadot who has considerable experience in the martial arts. Not only was she a combat instructor in the Israel Defense Forces, but she also performed all her own stunts when starring as Gisele in Fast & Furious. For her Wonder Woman role, she also received training in kickboxing, capoeira, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kung fu and swordsmanship.
In the end, Conan was transformed into a strange, super-heroic version of himself courtesy a wardrobe change that had him don a padded suit and plastic cowlick.
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In the behind the scenes video, we learn that the studio in which it was shot was home to the long-running medical drama ER, and Gadot’s plastic sword has a button-triggered sound effect that sounds like a dog barking.