Gal Gadot Confirms Rumors That Joss Whedon Threatened Her
The graceful superstar Gal Gadot had been fairly tight-lipped about her strained history with Marvel director Joss Whedon. Now that others have come forward with their experience with the famous director, Gal has been empowered to tell her side of the story.
Famed Hollywood director Joss Whedon has seemingly pushed some of his cast members too far. Now that Justice League Ray Fisher has spoken about his terrible treatment by Joss, Gal Gadot is coming forward too.
Joss Whedon Allegedly Threatened Gal Gadot's Career
Ray Fisher opened up about director Joss Whedon's "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable" treatment of the cast and crew on the set of Justice League. He spoke about Joss's cruel and racist behavior towards Ray and other's often threatening their careers.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he attempted to protect the names of cast members and crew who had cruel experiences with director Joss Whedon. An insider involved with the production of the film told The Hollywood Reporter that Joss was "bragging that he had it out with Gal."
Apparently, many of the cast members were upset with Joss's major adjustments of their characters when he took over the film after previous director Zack Snyder's daughter tragically committed suicide.
Gal "wanted to make the character flow from one movie to the next," and she had "issues about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman." When Gal brought up these concerns to director Joss Whedon he allegedly spoke disrespectfully of Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins.
The Hollywood Reporter alleged that, Joss "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."
Now Gal Gadot herself is finally telling her side of the story. In an interview with N12, she was asked, "As we speak, a story came out saying one of Justice League creator did not approve of you trying to make changes in your character. According to the story, he even said 'You should just be pretty and say your lines.' You weren't going to let him get away with it."
Gal responded with, "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." She told the LA Times that immediately after her altercation with Joss she "took care of it there and when it happened. I took it to the higher-ups and they took care of it."
WarnerMedia said in a statement that they launched an investigation into the claims against their moneymaker Joss but "our policy is to not publicly disclose the findings or the results of an investigation." They also claimed that "remedial action" was taken but Joss has seemingly suffered no consequences as his name is still attached to many of their future productions.
Game of Thrones star confirmed both Gal and Ray's claims on social media, Tweeting that "serious stuff went down" on set and that the "shi**y way [they] were treated" during the Justice League reshoots was not acceptable.
Many stars who had previously worked with Joss are also coming forward. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel star Charisma Carpenter, Amber Benson, and Michelle Trachtenberg also wrote about Joss's abusive behavior. It seems that more and more are coming forward every day.