Gal Gadot defends celebrity 'Imagine' video: 'I just wanted to send light and love to the world'

Christian Holub
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Around the Table with the Cast of 'Wonder Woman'

Watch director Patty Jenkins and castmates Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig giggle and love each other for 12 minutes.

It's been almost seven months since the beginning of COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States, and one would be forgiven for feeling it's lasted even longer. A few events do stand out even in this year of sameness, however — such as the "Imagine" video that found a bunch of Hollywood celebrities teaming up to sing John Lennon's iconic song about fantasizing a world at peace without borders (as Lennon himself once said, it's basically the Communist Manifesto in lyrical form) at a time when the world has seemed more divided and alienated than ever. The project was assembled by actress Gal Gadot, and in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Gadot said she stands by the performance.

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“I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world," Gadot told interviewer Nancy Jo Sales. She went on to describe how the video came together — it had a lot to do with costar Kristen Wiig, who is playing the villainous Cheetah in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984.

“I started with a few friends, and then I spoke to Kristen [Wiig],” Gadot said. “Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game. But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend.”

Like so many other blockbuster films planned for a 2020 release, Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed multiple times. It is currently set for a Christmas Day release.

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