“The hair thing is so emotional for me. About a year ago, I called my colorist and was like, ‘I’m going through so much emotionally. I need a reset. I need you to bleach my hair.’ This has been really important for me, as a 27- and 28-year-old, to show myself every morning when I get up that I’m not someone who is going to live in the past. When it’s time for Neon Hayley to come back to life, she will. But right now, this is me.”
It’s a fun thing for journalists to say that [Steve Trevor’s] the boyfriend role. I’m happy to give a laugh. But it’s a really complex story. Steve Trevor—he’s a little bit jaded, a little bit charming, and madly in love with this woman. I’m certainly not the lead of the film and I don’t have a problem with that. Although I have to say, there were certain times we were on the beach doing this big fight sequence, and I didn’t have much to do, and I remember going up to Patty [Jenkins, the director] and saying, “Shouldn’t I be hitting someone—or at least getting hit—instead of just running and hiding behind boulders?” The male ego is strong and definitely still present.