Israeli beauty Gal Gadot says she had never thought she would ever get to play an influential character like Wonder Woman in her life.

The 32-year-old actress plays the lead role in the superhero movie "Wonder Woman", which released yesterday, and she admits the project is a dream come true.

"She is the ultimate symbol of strength. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would grow up to be in a movie playing someone who has influenced as many women as she has. Nowadays, being a woman is hard. So often, we have to be the best wife, best mother, best worker -- the best everything, it seems. But I truly believe we are more empowered. Were also stronger, sophisticated and can achieve what we want," Gadot told the Sunday Post.

The actress, who has daughters-- Alma and Maya-- with her husband Yaron Versano, is glad with the way her training for the "Wonder Woman" has transformed her physique.

"Since I started training, and before I was pregnant, I gained 17 pounds and it was all muscle. When you feel strong, it changes everything -- your posture, the way you walk. I look at photos from five years ago and think: Whoa, I was too skinny. Not cool."

Wonder Woman is playing at cinemas near you.