“Gal Gadot Stuns in Chic Black Coat in Los Angeles: Embracing Her Role as Cleopatra in a Timely Tale”

Gal Gadot looked chic as she was seen out and about in Studio City, Los Angeles. The 36-year-old actress flaunted her slim figure in a classy dark coat that she tied around her waist with a stylish sash. This appearance follows her recent defense of her role in the upcoming Cleopatra film, which has faced criticism due to her not being of Egyptian descent.

Legging it: Gal Gadot cut a stylish figure when she was spotted stepping out in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City this week

Running away: Gal Gadot was spotted looking fashionable as she stepped out in Studio City, a suburb of Los Angeles, this week. The Israeli actress, who served in her country’s military, is set to portray the iconic queen of Egypt. Cleopatra, who was of Greek descent, has been at the center of controversy due to the casting of white actresses in the role. Gal recently addressed the issue on BBC Arabic, stating that Cleopatra was actually Macedonian. As a co-producer on the film, she explained that they had searched for a Macedonian actress for the part but ultimately couldn’t find one suitable, leading her to take on the passionate role herself.

Off she goes: The 36-year-old superstar emphasized her enviably svelte frame in a dark robe coat that she cinched in around her trim waistline with a sash

And just like that, the 36-year-old superstar flaunted her slim figure in a stylish dark coat that accentuated her waist with a belt. She expressed her excitement saying, “I want to pay tribute to the incredible Cleopatra and honor her legacy.” Challenging other filmmakers, she stated, “Anyone can make a film about this, and I’m determined to create my own version too.” Despite the original plan to work with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Kari Skogland has now taken over the project. Patty remains involved as a producer and is focusing on other directing opportunities, including the next Wonder Woman film as per Variety.

Giving interviews: Her latest outing comes after she defended her upcoming Cleopatra movie, which has generated blowback on account of her being white, in InStyle

Participating in interviews: Recently, she addressed the controversy surrounding her upcoming Cleopatra film in InStyle, where she stood by her decision to play the role despite criticism over her race.

In a recent interview with InStyle, Gal hinted at the upcoming Cleopatra film and expressed excitement about “celebrating the story of Cleopatra.” She emphasized the multifaceted nature of the infamous Queen, stating, “We’re not just showcasing her beauty and allure, but also her intelligence, cunning, and lasting influence on today’s world. I’ve seen all the Cleopatra movies from the past, but I believe our version is the one that needs to be told now.”

The iconic role of Cleopatra was famously portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film, which was considered a commercial failure and sparked controversy due to Taylor’s romantic involvement with her co-star Richard Burton. Taylor was reportedly prohibited from filming in Egypt because of her conversion to Judaism for her then-husband Eddie Fisher and her support for “Israeli causes,” as criticized by an Egyptian general.

Rise to fame: Cleopatra is not the first time Gal's casting has been controversial - Wonder Woman also wound up in political hot water over her service in the Israel Defense Forces

Claim to stardom: Cleopatra isn’t the only role that caused a stir with Gal Gadot’s casting. Her portrayal of Wonder Woman also faced backlash due to her previous service in the Israel Defense Forces.

Other Caucasian actresses who have portrayed Cleopatra in the past include Dame Judi Dench. She once expressed feeling that she wasn’t the right fit for the role, not because of her ethnicity but because of her age and height. When approached to play the role on stage, she humorously asked, “Are you sure you want a menopausal dwarf to play this part?”

Gal Gadot, who also faced controversy for her role as Cleopatra, had previously been criticized for her service in the Israel Defense Forces. Her portrayal of the iconic character caused the film to be prohibited in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Qatar, with Jordan considering a ban but ultimately deciding against it.

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