Birds Of Prey. Black Widow. Mulan. Wonder Woman 1984. It’s going to be a big year for movies with female superheroes at their centres. But if we tied your hands with the golden lasso – a weapon Diana Prince uses to get the truth out of her enemies – we’d bet all those red, white and blue stars that you’re most excited about Gal Gadot’s new film.
The Wonder Woman 1984 actor walked the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards, a delightful little reminder that we are just T minus four months away from a new era of wonder. In a black, sheer lace top and pale pink, tiered skirt – both by Givenchy – Gadot accessorised with a 76 carat Tiffany & Co ‘Clara’ diamond necklace worth over USD $2 million (AUD $2.9 million).
(To give this a little bit of context, Gadot was reportedly paid just USD $300,000 for her first Wonder Woman film or AUD $447,000.)
The necklace itself – worn atop of the Givenchy and not underneath a la Gwyneth Paltrow in Fendi at this year’s Golden Globes – took Tiffany’s master artisans almost two years to create. The oval diamond at its centre is over 11 carats in size. (FYI: The only other actor on the carpet with a Tiffany necklace worth more was Charlize Theron. The Bombshell star’s necklace was valued at USD $5 million – or AUD $7.4 million.)
While the conversation of night has centred upon female directors being omitted from the Best Director nomination category, Birds Of Prey director Cathy Yan said just yesterday that she turned to Wonder Woman 1984 director, the brilliant Patty Jenkins, for advice. “I called her a bunch of times throughout and she was very much working on Wonder Woman 1984 at the same time, and she gave a lot of great advice,” said Yan. “It’s nice to have that camaraderie. It’s not even just among female directors — directing is actually quite lonely. There aren’t that many of us and what we do is pretty singular so I’m always very curious talking to other directors.”
Wonder Woman 1984 will hit cinemas in June.