Gal Gadot Casting As Cleopatra Sparks Critsism!

After Gal Gadot announced her casting as the iconic Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, Twitter debate started over Israeli actress playing Egyptian Queen.

Gal Gadot Casting As Cleopatra Sparks Critsism!

Gal Gadot took it to twitter to announce that she is re-teaming with Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman for a biopic of the legendary Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, on Sunday. 

In her following tweet,she noted that she is excited to “tell her story for the first time through women’s eyes, both behind and in front of the camera.” 

It is said that the 35 year old Israeli actress is behind the idea of the movie, which will be written by Laeta Kalogridis. The movie will be developed by Paramount Pictures abd will be directed by Patty Jenkins. However her casting as Cleopatra has come in for a fair share of criticism over issues related to race and ethnicity.

— James Hall (@hallaboutafrica) October 11, 2020

There were people on support of the decision to cast Gal Gadot as Cleopatra, as they believed she was a 'perfect fit'.

Gal Gadot is not the first white woman to play Cleopatra. Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor have all portrayed the historical figure in the past.