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Gal Gadot says Joss Whedon threatened her career on set of Justice League

By CHUCK SMITH Published May 10, 2021 4:33 pm

Wonder Woman star Gal Gabot claimed Joss Whedon threatened to make her career “miserable” on the set of the superhero movie Justice League.

According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Gadot was interviewed by Israel’s N12 News, where the 36-year-old actress discussed her experience with Whedon. The film was originally directed by Zack Snyder, who left the project during post-production. Whedon took over directing duties from Snyder, doing reshoots and rewrites months before its November 2017 theatrical release.

In the interview, Gadot was asked by N12 News’ Yuna Leibzon about reports that Whedon did not take kindly to the actress trying to make changes in her Wonder Woman character.

“He even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren’t going to let him get away with it,” Leibzon added.

To this, Gadot replied, “No.”

She added: “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,”

A feature from The Hollywood Reporter published last month claimed  that Gadot had issues with Whedon’s version of Wonder Woman for Justice League, saying the “character is more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman.” The report said Gadot wanted “to make the character flow from one movie to the next.”

“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,” a witness told The Hollywood Reporter about the incident.

Whedon also reportedly pushed Gadot to record lines that the actress did not like, leading to her and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins meeting with then-Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara over the incident.