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Gal Gadot tells a joke in Hebrew on the ‘Late Late Show’

‘A baby is like instant coffee. It’s easy to make it and it keeps you up all night’; in another interview the Israeli actress says she’s ‘not an ambassador of the Foreign Ministry’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot (R) is seen next to 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden (L) on November 9, 2021. (Video screenshot)
Israeli actress Gal Gadot (R) is seen next to 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden (L) on November 9, 2021. (Video screenshot)

Gal Gadot is back to speaking Hebrew on late-night American TV.

In an appearance on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on Tuesday night, host James Corden subjected the Israeli star to a game titled “Gal Ga-YES or Gal Ga-NO.”

Corden challenged Gadot to perform a series of tasks, including throwing a grape in the air and catching it in her mouth, and reading a line in a British accent in front of the studio audience.

The second challenge on the list had a more limited audience.

“Can Gal Gadot tell a joke in Hebrew and make Hagar laugh?” Corden asked the audience. Hagar Ben Ari, an Israeli musician, is a member of the show’s house band.

Gadot agreed to joke, but told Ben Ari first, in Hebrew, that she better laugh come what may.

“A baby is like instant coffee, do you know why?” Gadot said in Hebrew. “It’s easy to make it and it keeps you up all night.”

It was a Gal Ga-YES.

“It’s really funny,” Ben Ari responded, dutifully.

Separately, the “Wonder Woman” star, who served in the Israeli army, also gave an interview earlier this week in which she addressed backlash to her comments during the 11-day war between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

“It’s a complicated situation,” Gadot told the Kan public broadcaster in an interview published Monday. “But at the end of the day, I’m not an ambassador of the [Israeli] Foreign Ministry,” she said.

“I’m me… I’m an ambassador of myself, and it is important for me to show the world the Israel I am familiar with and know,” Gadot added.

During the conflict, she had said: “My heart breaks, my country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation. Our neighbors deserve the same … I pray for better days.”

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