November 16, 2018

Wonder Woman of Valor: Gal Gadot Visits Children in Hospital

Taking a break from filming Wonder Woman 1984 in Washington D.C., Gal Gadot made some young patients’ day when she visited Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Va., dressed head to toe in her Wonder Woman regalia. Gadot, the mother of two daughters ages 6 and 1, cuddled with the kids and posed for pictures.

According to Inova’s director of Child Life Services, Jamie Gentille, Gadot spent over an hour with the patients, handing out stuffed animals and toys. “This was such a treat for the children and families – she held babies, played with kids, and chatted with teens. A few of the parents cried tears of joy after seeing their child’s face light up at this magical moment,” she said.

“One patient underwent a morning full of very serious procedures, and you could see her perk up immediately when she saw Gal walk into her room,” Gentille added. “Gal was such a lovely person, and brought such beautiful energy to our halls. She has a gift of making a special connection with every child she meets.

“Visits like this do more for our patients than we ever could,” Gentille said. “For a child to have the real Wonder Woman visit them in the hospital is truly magical – they will go home and remember this amazing experience, amidst all of the pokes and procedures. This allows children to heal faster and really just back to the business of being kids and being joyful. Gal has a family for life here at ICH!”

She’s now back at work on “Wonder Woman 1984,” which reunites her with co-star Chris Pine and director Patty Jenkins, with Kristen Wiig joining the cast as the villain. It’s due for release in November 2019. Gadot has a couple of projects set up after that, including the art heist thriller “Red Notice” with Dwayne Johnson. She’ll produce but may or may not appear in “My Dearest Fidel,” about an American journalist who becomes a confidant to former Cuban dictator Castro.