After years of arguments between Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga, actress Gal Gadot has found herself with the role of “Cleopatra”.
And of course, the actress suffered an Internet “cancellation” for taking the life of the iconic figure and “laundering” it.
While the story of Cleopatra takes place in Egypt, she was not really an Egyptian, she was Greek. Gadot, who is an Israeli, spoke out against the negative reaction from netizens and advocated for its distribution.
“First of all, if you want to be true to the facts, Cleopatra was Macedonian. We were looking for a Macedonian actress who would suit Cleopatra. She was no longer there and I was very in love with Cleopatra, ”Gadot told the BBC in Arabic Sam Asi.
The actress refers to the fact that from the year 700 BC, the so-called Macedonian people migrated east.
“I have friends from all over the world, whether they are Muslims, Christians, Catholics, Atheists, Buddhists or Jews, of course… People are people, and with me I want to celebrate Cleopatra’s legacy and honor this incredible historical icon that I admire so much. You know, anyone can make this movie, and anybody can go ahead and do it. I am very enthusiastic to create my own too, ”he concluded.
Paramount Pictures won the dispute over the project which was also in the sights of Netflix, Warner Bros. and Apple TV +.
The management will be on behalf of Patty Jenkins of “Wonder Woman”.
Still untitled, the film is described as a historical, political and bloody drama, told through a feminist perspective.
The 1963 feature film went down in history as one of Hollywood’s most beloved productions and nearly went bankrupt 20th Century Fox, all because of Elizabeth Taylor’s $ 1 million fee to star in. the feature film.
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