This week, new statements emerged from Gal gadot about the controversy that revolves around Joss Whedon. Since mid-2020, multiple testimonies have denounced inappropriate and abusive behavior by this New York writer and director on film sets. What happened to the movie Justice league – the 2017 version – would have been just one example of how Whedon committed reprehensible acts against his actresses and actors. And although Ray Fisher (Cyborg) is the one who a year ago generated more media noise with his accusations, some time later we learned that the Wonder Woman interpreter also suffered attacks by the filmmaker.
In April 2021, The Hollywood Reporter published a lengthy article addressing the behind-the-scenes issues that would have occurred during Joss Whedon’s months at the helm of Justice league (via). One of those disputes – exposed in the report – involved Gal Gadot, who had previously acknowledged that there were some discrepancies with Whedon that were eventually resolved. But it was up to the story of The Hollywood Reporter that more details were revealed about that conflict between the actress and the director.
It was revealed – through the testimony of an informed source – that Gal Gadot was dissatisfied with various modifications proposed by Joss Whedon, who had come to replace Zack Snyder in the executive chair. For example, according to THR, she expressed ‘problems about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder woman [pues Gadot] I wanted to make the character flow from one movie to another. ‘ Despite trying to discuss it with Whedon, Whedon would simply have pressured her to “record lines she didn’t like,” and “threatened to damage Gadot’s career and disparaged the director of Gadot. Wonder woman, Patty Jenkins ».
In May 2021, the same interpreter declared on Israeli television that the filmmaker “kind of threatened my career and said that if I did something, he would make my career miserable.” To date, it is unknown exactly with what words Joss Whedon attacked the famous actor, but she can assure that they generated enormous confusion. But that did not mean he stood idly by, as it was important to “tell people that this is not right.”
This is how Gal Gadot manifested himself in an interview recently published by the magazine Elle:
“I took action on the matter as soon as it happened. And I have to say, the bosses at Warner Bros. took care of that. You are puzzled because you can’t believe they just told you that. What if [Whedon] he tells me, obviously he tells a lot of other people. I just did what I felt I had to do. And it was to tell people that this is not right.
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It so happened that Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins herself met with the then president of Warner, Kevin Tsujihara, for the sake of intervening to calm the waters. And finally the company was able to handle the situation “in a timely manner”, according to the actress commented months ago to THR.
I think I would have done the same if I were a man. He [Whedon] would you have told me what you told me if I were a man? I do not know. We will never know. But my sense of justice is very strong. I was surprised by the way he spoke to me. But whatever it is, it’s done, “concluded the protagonist of Wonder woman in his recent chat with Elle.
The entry Gal Gadot on the threats he received from Joss Whedon was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.