Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Photo Credit: ELLE Magazine


Gal Gadot To Play ‘Cleopatra’ In An Upcoming Movie, Announces On The International Day Of The Girl

Actor Gal Gadot, best known for portraying ‘Diana Prince’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ in the DC Extended Universe films, announced on The International Day of the Girl that she would represent the queen of Egypt, ‘Cleopatra’ in an upcoming film by ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins.

Gadot released the news through her verified Twitter account:

 “As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women’s eyes, both behind and in front of the camera.”

The 35-year-old actor, who currently appeared on Netflix movie ‘Red Notice’ alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, went on to say in another Tweet:

“And we are especially thrilled to be announcing this on #InternationalDayoftheGirl We hope women and girls all around the world, who aspire to tell stories will never give up on their dreams and will make their voices heard, by and for other women.”

Despite more than 25K likes on Twitter, a good number of users criticized the casting by alleging “cultural whitewashing.” Because ‘Cleopatra’ comes from the Ancient Greek, some wrote that an Arab or African actor should take the role.

Can’t wait to boycott this whitewashing disaster, so many wrongs!” wrote, Wael Mansour.

“Gal… I’m a fan. As a black, female, Environmental Safety Scientist, this is an EXCELLENT example of why I can’t break into some scientific circles. #WhiteWashing. Cleopatra was an AFRICAN Egyptian and was likely of color” added, Gwen K. Lynn.

See below to view Gadot’s tweets.

Written By




The ‘High School Musical’ alum Zac Efron delivered a piece of exciting updates regarding the remake of Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’! On July 17, Efron...


While a great number of young people skipping of getting vaccinated, the well-known names of Hollywood took action to reverse the situation. After President...


Jason Momoa is finally back to the sets! On July 18, the well-known actor shared a video of himself through his verified Instagram account...


Starring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey, and Maya Lynne Robinson, the fan-favorite series...


Charlize Theron, the South Africa-based Hollywood actor spoke out about the unrest in the country through her social media accounts. On July 16, one...


It is official: The highly-anticipated documentary which follows the 79-year-old former Beatle, Paul McCartney is now streaming on Hulu! The exciting news regarding the...

You May Also Like


Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, best known for portraying ‘Barney Stinson’ on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ announced that he had created a box...


In the United States, celebrities, movie stars, and musicians have a start a movement to urge people to wear masks against coronavirus, by posting...


Actor and director Olivia Wilde, who won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for her directorial debut, thanked the founding member of...


Emilia Clarke, who gained great attention for her role as ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ uploaded a series of photos on her...