While seeming on Israel’s N12 News to communicate her role as Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot alleged Justice League director Joss Whedon jeopardized her career, ascertaining the prior reporting by The Hollywood Reporter.
In the interview, N12’s Yuna Leibzon cited to Gadot how previous reporting of her ordeals with the director comprised him not accepting of her trying to make modifications in her character. “He even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren’t going to let him get away with it,” N12’s Yuna Leibzon asked Gadot, to which the actress reacted “No.”
“What I had with Joss basically is that he kind of threatened my career and said if I did something he would make my career miserable. I handled it on the spot,” Gadot said.
The testimony comes a month after The Hollywood Reporter communicated with Justice League actor Ray Fisher contemplating Whedon’s harmful behavior on set and a following inquiry by WarnerMedia. In the same story, THR revealed that Gadot had numerous questions with the revised edition of the film, including “issues about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman. She wanted to make the character flow from one movie to the next.”
Gadot’s statements also favor THR’s reporting that when Whedon nudged Gadot to record lines she didn’t like, he threatened to harm her career and belittled Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. A bystander on the production who later talked to investigators says that after one conflict, “Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to reps for both Gadot and Whedon for additional statements.
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