Gal Gadot is excited for her role as Cleopatra to be seen on the big screen. Cleopatra, a descendant of Ptolemy, a Macedonian general who served under Alexander the Great, was the last monarch of Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty.
Gal Gadot told InStyle of her upcoming epic. Gadot claimed to have watched all the Cleopatra movies throughout history but she feels like they’re telling the story the world needs to hear now. She teased Cleopatra in an interview for the cover of InStyle’s February Badass Women issue.
I can’t reveal a lot, but I can tell you that we’re going to celebrate the Cleopatra story. We’re going to show not just how sexy and appealing she was, but how strategic and smart, and how much impact she had and still has on the world we’re living in today.
Elizabeth Taylor most recently portrayed Cleopatra in the 1963 film Cleopatra, which cost 20th Century Fox $31 million and nearly bankrupted the studio. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won four of them.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a new Cleopatra picture starring Angelina Jolie was announced in 2011 and was in development at Sony Pictures, but it never came to fruition. Gadot tweeted on the project when it was announced in 2020. She enjoys going on new adventures, the thrill of completing new projects, and the thrill of bringing new stories to life.
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