Disney brought Snow White and the Evil Queen to the D23 Expo as stars Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot appeared on stage.
Following the panel which included a first look clip and logo reveal, Gal Gadot spoke about playing her character.
“You know, playing Wonder Woman and used to playing the protagonist who tries to save the world or to do the right thing and all of that is not the Evil Queen,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The Evil Queen is the first villain ever made and it really gave me the opportunity to be able to get into a new space and a new head space to play something that is just far from what I’m used to playing and it was amazing and I’m grateful and I enjoyed every single moment of it.”
Playing a villain is amazing says Gal Gadot
Variety asked Gal Gadot what it was like seeing herself as the Evil Queen for the first time.
“We did not see the clip, so I still haven’t seen anything,” Gadot replied. “But when I was in makeup, just like [Rachel Zegler] said, we got to work with such an amazing crew and it was the best it could ever be.I must say for me the transition for the Old Hag was incredible because it was all real prosthetics.”
Zegler added, “You were in the chair for like four hours.”
Gadot confirmed, “Four hours. And changing the voice and everything. I feel so lucky that I got to play something that is so far from what I know and what I’m used to. And I super, super enjoyed every second of it.”
THR also asked a similar question about playing a villain versus a hero.
“It was amazing. It was an amazing experience,” she said. “First of all, I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to play the first iconic villain ever. And to tell her story and to get into her shoes, I’m honored to do that. And it was great.”
Gal Gadot continued, “She’s so much different than anything that I have ever played before. And it was great to explore all of those differences, and to sing, and to dance. It was just delicious. And I enjoyed every moment with it.”
Disney’s Snow White gets released in 2024 directed by Marc Webb.