Patty Jenkins has become the talk of the town, directing arguably the best DCEU film since Man of Steel. Wonder Woman has been such a massive success that Warner Bros. is already in negotiations with Jenkins to helm the sequel. Gal Gadot was perfectly cast as #WonderWoman that fans are clamoring to see her in action once again in this years #Justice League.
Wonder Woman had many scenes that stood out among the rest including the imfamous No Man’s Land sequence. However, there have been more subtle scenes that fans can’t stop talking about including the one that takes place on a boat. The chemistry between Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman cannot be overstated. They were clearly made for each other in this film and it certainly showed in one of the films hilarious scenes.
The Boat Scene Brought Out The Best In Both Actors
Surprisingly enough, the entire sequence that took place on the boat ride to London from Themyscira was completely improvised. Yes, you heard that right. The full banter between Steve Trevor and Diana Prince was made up on the spot while shooting. Thanks to the director, the scene played out rather nicely as Jenkins allowed her actors to say what they wanted to say instead of reading directly from a script. The result was miraculous.
“She has to be the straight woman; that’s the harder part. She’s delivering lines like ‘I was brought to life by Zeus,’ that is just 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 something as ridiculous as that. So I had it easy.”
Why This Scene Was Essential
Not only was this scene absolutely necessary to have, but it certainly brought the best out of both actors. Neither of them are known for their improvisation, but this scene proves that Jenkins couldn’t have picked better actors to play these roles. The scene also felt very real as Pine described above. How would you have reacted if someone told you that you were molded out of clay and brought to life by one of the Greek gods named Zeus?
This scene also gives us a little more detail into the Amazonian culture and how they picture society outside of Themyscira, especially the men. Trevor also tries to explain (and fails miserably) the concept of marriage and why he can’t sleep next to Diana. The sequence was also imperative because it gives audiences a much needed break after a significant battle on the beach which ended the lives of a few Amazonians including Robin Wrights Antiope.
Wonder Woman may not go down as one of the best improvised scenes of all time, but it certainly elevated an already impressive film. Jenkins has done a phenomenal job picking the right chemistry of actors to portray these characters. I can’t wait to see what Jenkins will bring us in the Wonder Woman sequel.
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