NEW YORK – Former Miss Israel Gal Gadot first hit the U.S. film scene when she landed the role of Gisele Yashar in the “Fast & Furious” franchise. More recently, she made headlines when it was announced she’d be playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flick, also starring Ben Affleck.
Gadot was tight-lipped about her iconic superhero role when she spoke to FOX411 at the Times of Israel Gala on Sunday evening.
“I wish I could [share details] but unfortunately I can’t,” Gadot said with a smile, adding that all information about the role was being kept under wraps.
The Israeli-born model-turned-actress said “of course” she plans on doing more acting work in America.
“I love what I do,” she said simply.
Gadot was honored for her work in film at the gala, which celebrated the “Best of Israel.”
“I’m very honored to be here,” she told us. “I am very thrilled to be back in New York and I am very, very grateful to be around these people.”
Other honorees included Former Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli singer Miri Mesika. Gadot said for her, the highlight of the evening would be sitting at the same table as Peres.
Despite single-digit temperatures a handful of protesters gathered outside the event in New York City and chanted “Free free Palestine,” calling Israel “murderers.”
Gadot shared her take on the controversy that often surrounds her home country.
“The thing with me is that I really wish that everything will work out and that people will be able to live together peacefully, in harmony... Not just in Israel but all over the world.”
Once inside the gala, which was attended by about 800 people, Gadot was surrounded by other famous faces like supermodel Bar Refaeli and Professor Alan Dershowitz.