Gal Gadot says serving in the Israeli army helped her play Wonder Woman.

The 30-year-old actress donned the superhero's tiara and skirt for DC Comics blockbuster 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and she admits her combat training proved to be very useful when shooting her stunt scenes.

Gal - who spent two years in the military from the age 18 - said: ''(My movie training) reminded me a lot of my time during army training. Part of being Israeli is to go to the army. All my friends went, my parents went and my grandparents went.''

The rising star wishes it wasn't necessary to still save national service in her home country but due to the nation's conflict with Palestine ''unfortunately, that is not the case''.

Gal has fond memories of her time in the army and saw her service as a duty she had to fulfil for her country.

She added to PEOPLE: ''It's nice that you give back to society. You give back valued time to the country.''

Gal - who lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Yaron Versano and their daughter Alma - has signed on for at least three more DC Comics films, which kicks off with a standalone 'Wonder Woman' story which will also star Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, and Robin Wright.

The former Miss Israeli said: ''I am so happy to be the one who is going to tell the Wonder Woman story. It is so important for girls and boys to have a strong female superhero to look up to.''