That One Scene in Wonder Woman Was Totally Improvised
Warning: Spoilers for Wonder Woman below. We don’t want to ruin a second of the movie if you haven’t already seen it.
Big superhero movies don’t always allow much room for actor improvisation, not counting the majority of the production for Iron Man. That’s not so much the case for Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins was all too willing to let her two leads go where their imaginations took them. In one particular scene between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, the actors ad-libbed their way to one of the funniest scenes in the entire film.
Previously reported on by Entertainment Weekly a month ago, Gadot and Pine discussed the process of filming the boat scene in which our two heroes had left Themyscira and are on their way to London. Since Steve and Diana had nothing else to do but stay the course, the two naturally cornered themselves into an awkward conversation. When Diana decides to get some rest, Steve is completely taken aback by her perfectly innocent invitation lie beside her. Thus begins the hilarious exchange of double entendres.
“She has to be the straight woman, that’s the harder part,” Pine said about Gadot when they debuted the scene at WonderCon. “She’s delivering lines like ‘My father is Zeus’ — s— that is just so ridiculous. And she has to say it with a straight face, with a certain amount of innocence and earnestness. I get to react like any human being would to hearing something as ridiculous as that. So I had easy.”
At one point, Diana casually tells Steve that she is aware of the act of sex with men, she read all twelve volumes about it on the island. Then she admits that the authors who wrote the volumes all concluded that when it came down to it, men were essential just for reproduction and not pleasure.