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WATCH: Gal Gadot makes SNL debut with Hebrew message for Israeli fans

In this July 23, 2016, file photo, Gal Gadot makes a Wonder Woman pose at the "Wonder Woman" panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman for a segment featuring a steamy kiss with SNL star Kate McInnon

Israel's darling Gal Gadot made her debut appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and delivered a special message to her fans back home in her native language Hebrew.

Beginning her opening monologue in English, Gadot jokes: "yes, I know I have an accent. I'm obviously not from here...I'm from Albequrque."

Acknowledging her Israeli heritage, Gadot notes that her episode will mark the first time the long-running late night variety show would be broadcast live in Israel.

She then launched into her native Hebrew with a quip about the "nice but not very sophisticated" show writers who she said tried to go for the easy Israeli trope and have her eat hummus in every sketch.

"Hi everybody, I just wanted to let you know that this might be a big mistake. The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel. In every sketch they have me eating hummus. I mean, I love hummus, but come on," she said.

"I think they believe that I am the real Wonder Woman. So in short, wish me luck," she says.




Her monologue was followed by a cold open with musical guest Jason Aldean, whose Las Vegas concert was the scene of a mass shooting last week which left at least 58 people dead.

The country star performed a cover of Tom Petty’s “I won’t back down” as a tribute to both the legendary rocker, who passed away last week, and to the victims of the massacre in Las Vegas.




Gadot, who starred in this year's mega blockbuster "Wonder Woman", reprised her role as the lasso-swinging heroine for a segment alongside SNL star Kate McKinnon, with whom she shares a steamy kiss during the sketch.

In other scenes, Gadot impersonates reality star Kendall Jenner for a take on her own reality spin-off "Kendall's World", and plays a clueless woman on a blind date with OJ Simpson.







Gadot, who starred in this year's mega blockbuster "Wonder Woman", is the second Israeli to host Saturday Night Live, following Jerusalem-born US actress Natalie Portman.

Gadot has charmed Israeli and US audiences and has launched to worldwide celebrity.

She appeared on a recent episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where she introduced him to a popular Israeli chocolate bar.

She also appeared for a segment with late-night host Conan O'Brein last month when he filmed an episode of his show in her homeland, Israel.

"Wonder Woman", directed by Patty Jenkins, has grossed $820 million worldwide and received critical acclaim.

Gadot has signed on to star in a "Wonder Woman" sequel and will appear in the upcoming "Justice League" film, slated to hit theaters in November.

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Jason sang first, then opening credits followed by the monologue.

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