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Given that this is her "coming of age" story ( as said by director), I felt that it called for a younger actress, like early 20s, not early 30s.

Plus when casting someone who will star in more releases, why not build in a buffer zone?

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l assume they cast Gal Gadot because she was the best choice (had all the right qualities) and her age was not important.

I think her age detracted from the "fish out of water" moments in London. Instead of seeming childlike (like Daryl Hannah in the movie Splash) she came across as a little loco.

Well, people are maturing far later in life nowadays in terms of being adults and putting away childish ways...

It stands to reason that the target audience would probably expect to see themselves as childlike well into their 30s...

The way current 25 year olds still consider themselves teens...

I'm pretty sure she was just the right age. This is the first I've heard of such a complaint. Gal was perfect in this role.

She is and she isn't. The fact that she is more or less straight out of training academy, normally means the character is on the cusp of adulthood. For such a role, you'd generally cast a younger actress.

@fan_of_films said:

l assume they cast Gal Gadot because she was the best choice (had all the right qualities) and her age was not important.

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@intothenightalone said:

Given that this is her "coming of age" story ( as said by director), I felt that it called for a younger actress, like early 20s, not early 30s.

Plus when casting someone who will star in more releases, why not build in a buffer zone?

Gal just doesn't scream WONDER WOMAN to me... even after the stellar reviews and church worship she's decent looking, she's okay but not overtly attractive, I blame the comics.

She used to be the 'all american hero' like most comic heroes, so her being middle eastern looking is either a breathe of fresh air or offensive, however you attached you were to the original character.

@intothenightalone said:

I think her age detracted from the "fish out of water" moments in London. Instead of seeming childlike (like Daryl Hannah in the movie Splash) she came across as a little loco.

Not really; it's her first time in a world different than her own, and does not understand the culture, or much of anything about life anywhere else on the planet. So yes; everything is new to her, and is being experienced for the first time.

So... when someone goes on holiday do they suddenly turn into a 30 year old child?

@Renovatio said:

So... when someone goes on holiday do they suddenly turn into a 30 year old child?

Yea, when they spit on the sidewalk in Dodge City, Kansas not knowing it's illegal!

@intothenightalone said:

Given that this is her "coming of age" story ( as said by director), I felt that it called for a younger actress, like early 20s, not early 30s.

Plus when casting someone who will star in more releases, why not build in a buffer zone?

She's 32, not 52. Bloody hell. She's still a young lass.

@asdfasd said:

@fan_of_films said:

l assume they cast Gal Gadot because she was the best choice (had all the right qualities) and her age was not important.

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They could have gone younger, but too much younger and they would risk getting someone unpredictable. They also want someone that young girls can look up to, which doesn't work as well when they're the same age.

@Renovatio said:

So... when someone goes on holiday do they suddenly turn into a 30 year old child?

When someone goes from a ancient greece isolated lifestyle to a WWI-era London they might be a bit confused.

And isn't Wonder woman supposed to be several hundred years old? The amazons age very slowly, I think I read she is about 800 years old in this movie. Looking rather fine for her age then.