People are debating whether or not Gal Gadot should have been cast to play Cleopatra.
The Wonder Woman actor is set to star in an upcoming historical epic written by Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Patty Jenkins. Gadot said that she was excited to tell Cleopatra's story "through women's eyes" for the first time as she announced the casting.
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People in Cleopatra's day wouldn't have had the same perceptions of race and ethnicity that we do. And because of centuries of invasion, colonisation and migration, the national makeup of many present-day countries has changed significantly since ancient times.
Because of this and other factors like her mother's unknown identity, Cleopatra's race has been a source of debate for years.
So whether it's Lady Gaga, Angelia Jolie or Gal Gadot who are tipped to play her onscreen, the debate as to who should depict her similarly continues on.