Gal Gadot has spoken against Justice League director Joss Whedon while appearing on Israel’s N12 News. While discussing her role as Wonder Woman, Gal claimed that Whedon threatened her career. In the interview, Gal was asked how previous reporting of her experiences with the director included him not approving of her trying to make changes to her character.
The interviewer, said, “He (Whedon) even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren’t going to let him get away with it,” to this Gal said, “No.” She further said, “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.”
— - N12 (@N12News) May 9, 2021
Gal’s claim comes a month after Ray Fisher spoke about Whedon’s toxic behaviour on the sets of Justice League to an online portal and a subsequent investigation by Warner Media. The portal had reported that Gal had multiple concerns with the revised version 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.”
Reportedly, Whedon had threatened to harm Gal’s career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins after the actress was not willing to record lines that she didn’t like. The portal quoted a source that said, “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.”
(Source:N12 Twitter/The Hollywood Reporter)