Gal Gadot Confirms Joss Whedon Threatened Her Career on Set


Gal Gadot just confirmed a previous report that Joss Whedon threatened her career on the set of Justice League.

After Ray Fisher (a.k.a. Cyborg in JL) accused Whedon in a Hollywood Reporter article of aggression, unprofessionalism, and racism on set during reshoots—and later added that Warner Bros. executives exacerbated the situation—it was also reported Whedon acted with hostility toward other JL cast members, including Gadot. At the time Gadot and Whedon were on set together, Wonder Woman had already been shot but hadn’t come out. In that film, her character, Diana Prince, is a strong but benevolent warrior. She’s more of a defender than an attacker. Apparently, Gadot was concerned that Whedon’s rewrites and new scenes were pushing the character in a more aggressive direction and that it wouldn’t make sense for there to be a sudden shift in Diana’s character between the two films.

In response, Whedon allegedly threatened to harm Gadot’s career, made disparaging remarks about Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and even bragged about fighting with the actor. “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,” said a source in the Hollywood Reporter article.

Until now, however, Gadot neither confirmed nor denied the specifics of Whedon’s behavior—only saying that while the two had issues, Warner Bros. handled them at the time. But in a recent interview with the Israeli outlet N12, reports Entertainment Weekly, she revealed, “[Whedon] threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable, and I just took care of it instead.”

With projects including a third Wonder Woman movie, a Cleopatra biopic, and a Hedy Lamarr miniseries in the works, we’d say Gal Gadot’s career is doing just fine.


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