Following the success of Barbie, which brought in nearly US$1 billion at the box office in just three weeks, another great production starring a woman has been highlighted, this time on streaming: Agent Stone. The Netflix film stars Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone, a special agent who works for a global organization whose mission is to keep peace in the world while protecting a vital technology. Indian actress Alia Bhatt and Irishman Jamie Dornan are the lead actors, who are responsible for some of the most electrifying scenes in the feature.
Acclaimed as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Gal Gadot confirms her vocation for action films in her new role. Although the presence of women in this genre is not necessarily a novelty, productions in which they play protagonists, without actually being a savior figure, are rare.
While traveling to Brazil in June to promote the feature, Gal Gadot and Alia Bhatt spoke during Tudom’s programming Metropolis In general terms and about the importance of the Netflix film to his career.
“I feel very grateful and blessed to have got the opportunity to play this role. I have three daughters, and I think it’s really important for them to represent themselves on the big screen and on TV, and with characters who are so powerful, independent, and smart. Obviously I have less muscle than Schwarzenegger and Stallone, but as a woman I do things differently. And I love it,” Gadot said.
The Israeli actress, who also signed on to produce the feature, also said that she considers the work to be one of the most ambitious of her career. From Diana Prince: “Once again, I have been very fortunate to be a part of such great franchises and universes as Fast & Furious and Wonder Woman. Agent Stone is something I imagined. The idea was conceived with us and then we began developing it with our amazing partners at Skydance and Netflix.
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Gall lists other characteristics that, in her opinion, differentiate Wonder Woman and Agent Stone. “The first one is a totally different universe. It’s a household name, the female version of Superman that everyone, everywhere knows. She is a goddess, she cannot die, she is the strongest warrior. So, you know, it’s not real, it’s fictional,” he explains.
“What we tried to do with Rachel Stone in this movie was to create a really grounded story, even with the action sequences. We really innovate, but we make sure that scientifically, humans can do these things. All this is possible. It’s all real. We wanted the audience to feel the pain when Rachel is in pain, to feel the punch when she is in pain. And that’s something you don’t get with Wonder Woman. For me, both of them are very strong female characters”, highlighted the actress.
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When asked about the feminist character of Agent Stone and Wonder Woman, the star is adamant. “People think feminism is ingrained in the characters’ DNA just because of the simple fact of being female. It’s not something we try to highlight,” says Gal Gadot.
Interpreter Keya Dhawan in Agent Stone, a hacker who fights on the opposite side of the protagonist, Alia Bhatt believes the feminist character of the production is similar to the way the two antagonists relate to each other in the film.
,What attracted me the most in this film was that you see a woman leading every action situation with all her might, she does it with her mind, she does it with everything. Combination of all these. I think what I love is that even when we don’t agree with each other, we still have a sensitivity. Because we’re women, we can see it from the other person’s point of view even for a few seconds.”
Agent Stone arrives on Netflix this Friday, August 11. The production is directed by Tom Harper, from a screenplay by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder.