The actor participated in a recent interview with BBC Arabic to promote her new movie Wonder Woman 1984. During the performance, Gal was asked about Egyptians who feel that the star’s role as queen of that nation is an example of Hollywood money laundering.
“First of all, if you want to be true to the facts, then Cleopatra was Macedonian, “the 35-year-old Justice League replied star. “We were looking for a Macedonian actress who could look after Cleopatra. She was not there. And I was very passionate about Cleopatra.”
Gal pointed out that she finds the story to be a universal and one that she strongly believes in helping Manager Patty Jenkins to tell.
“For me, as the people’s lover, and I have friends from all over the globe, whether they are Muslims or Christians or Catholics or atheists or Buddhists or Jews, of course,” she said. “People are people. And with me, I want to celebrate the legacy of Cleopatra and honor this amazing historical icon that I admire so much.”
The actor added: “But you know, anyone can make this movie and anyone can go ahead and do it. I’m very passionate that I want to make my own too.”