In Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot found the role model she'd always wanted to play.
The DC superhero movie star was presented the second ever #SeeHer Award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, which honors more accurate portrayals of women in film. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins presented Gadot with the award, who went on to address Time's Up and the current movement of women speaking out with their stories of sexual harassment and called for more women leading films -- and in the director's chair.
"Throughout my career, I was asked to describe my dream role, and it was clear to me that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman. A real one," the Israeli actress shared. "When I started acting, there were very few female-led movies and even fewer female directors."
"In the past weeks and months, we've been witnessing a movement within our industry and society," Gadot continued. "We will band together to make strides, uniting for equality."
Gadot follows in the footsteps of Viola Davis, who won the first award at last year's show.
Watch the video below for more of what Gadot has said about the Time's Up initiative.