Gal Gadot buckles up for Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’
Gal Gadot revealed today that she is voicing the character Shank in Disney’s upcoming Thanksgiving animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet. She’ll play a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called “Slaughter Race”.
Gadot’s scene is described as follows: Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, “Sugar Rush.” Shank has a reputation as a tough-as-nails street racer, and Vanellope finds herself up against her.
“She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore about Gadot’s character. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”
Said Gadot, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”
Ralph director/writer Phil Johnston said about Gadot, “There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice. If Ralph is Vanellope’s big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can’t imagine anyone else embodying that part.”
John C. Reilly returns as Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope. The sequel opens on Nov. 21. Wreck-It Ralph made $471.2M at the global box office, 40% in U.S./Canada with $189.4M.
Below is Gadot’s social media post:
I’m so excited to finally announce that I am playing a character named Shank in Disney’s #RalphBreaksTheInternet hitting theaters this November! Such an amazing experience to be apart of this project with such great creators and cast! Welcome to Slaughter Race! ??? pic.twitter.com/MxLuWFPJ0L
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 10, 2018