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Hilarious ‘Wonder Woman’ Scene was Totally Improvised

Published on June 11th, 2017 | Updated on June 11th, 2017 | By FanFest

Warning: Article may contain mild spoilers from Wonder Woman.  Only read on if you have already seen the film.

If you have seen Wonder Woman, you would probably agree one of the reasons why the whole film works so well is because of the natural on-screen chemistry between Wonder Woman herself (Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).  Pine’s character plays well off Diana’s innocence which makes the development of their relationship seem very natural and believable.  As it turns out, their on screen time was more natural than we thought.  One of the most hilarious and charismatic scenes in the entire film between Pine and Gadot was apparently completely and totally improvised.

Early on in the film, after Steve Trevor crash lands in Themyscira and he along with Diana Prince are making their way back to London, there’s a bit of an awkward yet endearing scene between the two.  You know the one we are talking about.  The pair begin chatting about her parentage which opens with the funny (thanks to Pine’s timing and delivery) exchange of the following:

Steve: What about your father?
Diana: I had no father. My mother sculpted me from clay and I was brought to life by Zeus.
Steve: Well that’s neat.

At this point, Diana decides to turn in for the night but not before inviting Steve to sleep with her.  By “with”, she means “next to” but, Steve interprets this in a whole other way.  Diana and her adorable innocence can’t quite understand why he is uncomfortable and she explains to him that, where she comes from, men are used for reproduction but never for pleasure.  This whole exchange made up of hilariously awkward back and forth banter filled with double entendres.  The scene truly is hysterical and so well played by both Pine and Gadot.

That scene is even more impressive now that we have learned that it was completely improvised.  Pine and Gadot had no scripted lines to memorize in order to pull off that scene though, as Pine told Entertainment Weekly, that scene really highlights Gadot’s masterful improv skills.  He said he really had the easier of the two roles for that conversation.  Pine said:

“She has to be the straight woman, that’s the harder part.  She’s delivering lines like ‘My father is Zeus’  — 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.”

What do you think of the boat scene in Wonder Woman now that you know it was entirely improvised?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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