Gal Gadot To Star As Cleopatra In New Blockbuster / Casting Divides Opinion

Published: Monday 12th Oct 2020 by Ryan

Gal Gadot has been cast as Cleopatra in an upcoming Paramount film helmed by ‘Wonder Woman’ director, Patty Jenkins Deadline reports.

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The film was the actress’s idea and is currently being billed as an epic biographical drama.

Gadot, who is best known for her role as Wonder Woman, is of Israeli decent.

As for Cleopatra, she was a decedent of Ptolemy I, a Macedonian Greek who established himself as king of Egypt after Alexander the Great perished.

However, because her mother’s identity remains a mystery to this day, Cleopatra’s ethnicity also remains a topic of debate.

Gadot’s casting in the role has since draw controversy because of this.

Many fans took to Twitter to react in a variety of ways.

While fans appear to be split on the nuance (or arguable lack-there of) when it comes to Gadot’s casting, neither side is likely to question her acting ability given the praise heaped on her performance as Wonder Woman.

With that, what are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. tyty October 12, 2020

    Cleopatra was a white lady ffs hoteps need do stfu…desperate to claim an ugly WW who ruled Egypt when it was well past its peak. So many other black Egyptians Queens to be claimed and Cleopatra is the one people are mad about?

    • Ancient Egypt was Blacker than Blackity Black October 13, 2020

      Nah but you go on ahead and tell yourself whatever you need. Proud boys believe what they want about their dying white race.

  2. Bravo!! October 12, 2020

    I thought Cleopatra was black??

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 12, 2020

      She’s not
      Nor everybody in Africa is black

      • REPENT October 12, 2020

        Keyword “is”. They “WERE” all black.

    • King RiRi! October 12, 2020

      She was black!!! Her father and mother was black. Her skin was not of a white woman . Hollywood always whitewashing African history and our kings and queens

    • Cleo was Black & Only Proud Boys say otherwise October 13, 2020

      She was, don’t believe waypipo.

  3. Naïme October 12, 2020

    No one question her acting when she is literally a bad actress ? People are so focus on représentation than they forget what’s essential : talent.

    I don’t get the hype, she is not beautiful nor talented.

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 12, 2020

      She’s a very bad actress

      Very monotonous.
      She cant emote.

      She’s very bland as wonder woman.
      Chris pine had to carry her thru out the entire movie

    • Fancy BISH October 12, 2020

      @Naïme you must be a black female.

      • Naïme October 12, 2020

        I am an Algerian / Moroccan / Egyptian male.

        What’s your point ?

      • Fancy BISH October 12, 2020

        Naime you actually admit that… that’s why you’re jealous of this beautiful Israeli QUEEN. I’m sure even her sh|t is prettier than you.

      • Naïme October 13, 2020

        Girl not even the devil could have came up with that lie lol.

        Queen of what exactly ? With piece of sh!ts like you worshipping her she must be the queen of diseases.

      • Fancy BISH October 13, 2020

        People know who Gal Gadot is across the world and she is loved and respected. Do you think that anyone knows who you are? You are just a bitter sad loser.

    • Naïme October 13, 2020

      U dumby, since when being famous is the same as being great ? She can’t act to save her life and she is not a beauty. You and your dirty mind will have to deal with it.

  4. #TheTruth October 12, 2020

    Well, in this case, we’re not talking about an animated character, like the Little Mermaid or Tinkerbell being black instead of white. That’s fictional and it doesn’t matter whatever ethnicity they are.

    We’re talking about real life situations, whatever we actually know for facts from that era. I think it’s disrespectful.

    Just like that movie the Memoirs of a Geisha casting a Chinese actress to portray what is a major symbol of the Japanese culture. WTF.

    It’s just wrong.

    • Fancy BISH October 12, 2020

      @#TheTruth you cant have it one way, plus movies are never 100% based on the factual truth so it should matter what color her skin is. Movies are fiction so people needs to get over it and stop crying like babies.

      • #TheTruth October 12, 2020

        Would you cast a white person for a figure of black history ? It would be wrong.

        I don’t think Israeli people would like it if one major persona of their history would be portrayed by a Arabic person.

      • Fancy BISH October 12, 2020

        It’s Hollywood they race and gender swap all the time get over it. it is just a movie.

  5. J October 12, 2020

    My thoughts are yall must really get paid well for the amount of ads on this website, it’s almost impossible to use now

  6. REPENT October 12, 2020

    TRASH. The ancient egyptians were black. Fair doesn’t mean white it means beautiful. Educate yoursevles

    • Fancy BISH October 12, 2020

      Lazy trash why don’t you educate yourself. Fair Skin Tones: You are very fair or have porcelain skin, and burn very easily. You may be very blonde and have pale eyes, or have very dark hair and a porcelain complexion. Light Skin Tones: Your skin is pale, and you burn and then tan.

  7. PinotNoir October 12, 2020

    So, Angelina lost the bid. Gal is ethnically closer to Macedonian Greek, but she’s insufferably… wooden. Oh well, Liz Taylor’s was a commercial disaster and so may this one.

  8. Kel October 12, 2020

    Cleopatra was Greek not Egyptian/African.

    Yes, she was in Egyptian ruler but she was Greek with Persian and Syrian ancestry. The people who are reacting negatively that to this are uneducated and uninformed.

    Gal Gadot deserves this role.

    • PinotNoir October 12, 2020

      Most believe her to be Egyptian because she spoke the Egyptian dialect of that epoch fluently. That was as far as her Egyptian-ness extended.

  9. SNF October 13, 2020

    None of yall kno what Cleopatra looked like… so plz… we do know she was African and not Israeli…

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