"Wonder Woman" can be considered a life-changing project for Gal Gadot, who has thought of giving up her acting career after a long haul of struggling to find her dream role. The Israeli actress and model said the competition in this industry has almost taken its toll on her until a "secret role" was offered to her by Zack Snyder.

Gadot gave it a shot without any idea of what the project is all about or who's character she is playing. After that, she returned to Israel to think about her future as an actress. While in the midst of her contemplation, the 32-year-old celebrity was asked to undergo camera test for the "secret role."

All her hesitations went away when Snyder finally dropped the bomb and told her that the mysterious character was Wonder Woman, and the rest was history.

The first non-American Wonder Woman

The blockbuster actress was born and raised in Israel. Gadot has served in the military for two years as a combat instructor. In a previous interview, she credited her military experience for landing her role in the "Fast & Furious" franchise. The Israeli actress competed against six other celebrities before she earned the role of Gisele Yashar in the vin diesel-led series. Gadot appeared in "Fast & Furious (2009)," "Fast Five (2011)," "Fast & Furious 6 (2013)," and "Furious 7 (2015)."

She also starred in "Keeping Up with the Joneses" and "Criminal," on top of her debut as Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" last year. After her standalone movie, Gadot is also set to appear in the upcoming "Justice League" film, which will be released on November 17.

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'My kind of superhero'

Her "Fast & Furious" family did not forget to congratulate her for the record-breaking opening of "Wonder Woman" over the weekend. Vin Diesel uploaded a throwback picture of him and Gadot, and said he is "proud" of the co-star. Tyrese Brian, on the other hand, said he watched the DC Comics film with his wife and daughter.

"You have given so many women permission to be great and to step into their fierce powers," the actor wrote on Instagram. "No one deserves all of this love and energy but you."

Owen Shaw stated he "saw the movie and loved it," adding that Gadot's Wonder Woman is "[his] kind of superhero. Another "Fast & Furious" star who expressed his support to the Israeli actress was Dwayne Johnson, who said that the performance of the DC Comics film is a good thing for the entertainment industry.