As we all thought movie’s women are played by professional fighters, Olympic athletes, and stunt actresses.
After the Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman release it became clear that women are also able, can and will create big-time Hollywood blockbusters.
However, apart from the actress playing Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, there are also a lot of Amazons who are arguably more badass in real-life that in the movie. As Men’s Health mentioned, real-life female heroes like police officers, Olympic athletes, professional fighters, and more were called upon to act as the Amazons in the film.
Moreover, in our opinion, given their credentials, all of them are more impressive while the camera is off compared to their role play.
Let’s take for example Madeleine Vall Beijner—a Swedish fighter, stunt actor, model, and personal trainer, according to her Instagram. Playing warrior Egeria, Madeleine revealed how she and the cast’s other women prepared for the film, saying, “The trainers said they wanted us to look like the female version of 300.” And have to say our women achieved excellent results as it’s easy to see the similarities.
What about Brooke Ence, an American Crossfit champion and movie’s warrior Penthesilea, she considers such experience as a refreshing change of pace from the usual run of the show in Hollywood superhero films.
“It really is cool to see this whole training area, and there’s not one male figure in sight,” she said. “It’s just women wrestling other women, kickboxing, doing pull-ups and practicing with spears—just a lot of stuff that in the real world is very male-dominated.”
Interesting was a challenge for the badass like Beijner to play some kind of fragile Amazon. Women had to show pain while the only thing they felt was a desire to fight.
“I’ve been training for 12 years not to show anything, even how hard I get hit,” she said. “They called me RoboCop because when we were training, they were like, ‘You’re supposed to show that it hurts!’ And I was like, ‘No, I don’t get hurt! I’m a fighter!’”
All in all, it has to be admitted that these female athletes have shown their ability to compete with male blockbusters. Now their rivalry is held not only at the box office earning hundreds of millions of dollars but on the battlefield, too.