Gal Gadot Confirms Joss Whedon Threatened Her Career During Justice League Reshoots
In a new interview, the Wonder Woman star states that Whedon threatened to "make my career miserable."
Gal Gadot has commented on reports that director Joss Whedon threatened her career during Justice League reshoots in 2017. The Wonder Woman star confirmed the story on the Israel TV show N12 News.
During the interview, N12 News reporter Yuna Leibzon asked Gadot about reports that her attempts to change the way Wonder Woman was portrayed in the film were blocked by Whedon. "He even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren't going to let him get away with it," Leibzon said.
Gadot then confirmed that this had happened, and that she dealt with it right away. "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," she said. "I handled it on the spot." Check the interview footage below:
Whedon joined Justice League after original director Zack Snyder left the production, and oversaw reshoots and post-production. The reports about his behavior towards Gadot were first revealed in The Hollywood Reporter, which stated the star wanted Wonder Woman's character to be more consistent across all the DC movies she appeared in. In December, she alluded to Whedon's threats, telling the LA Times, "I had my own experience with [Whedon], which wasn't the best one, but I took care of it there and when it happened. I took it to the higher-ups, and they took care of it."
The accusations against Whedon started last year, when Cyborg actor Ray Fisher accused the director of abuse towards him and other cast and crew members. He also singled out producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg for enabling it, and more recently has accused executive Walter Hamada of covering up their behavior and interfering with the studio's subsequent investigation. The accusations against Whedon go beyond Justice League too, with Charisma Carpenter recently speaking out about his behavior during the making of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.