Shank is described as a tough and talented driver in an intense online racing game called Slaughter Race. In the upcoming sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) encounter Shank when they venture into the internet. When Vanellope and Shank end up competing in a race, Vanellope’s Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test.
“She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”
Gadot added, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”
“There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,” said director/writer Phil Johnston. “If Ralph is Vanellope’s big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can’t imagine anyone else embodying that part.”