Gal Gadot has spoken out on the horrific treatment she suffered from director Joss Whedon on the set of reshoots for Justice League.
The actress described her experiences with the notorious director to Elle magazine. “I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me,” she recalled. “You’re dizzy because you can’t believe this was just said to you. And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people.”
She continued: “I was shaking trees as soon as it happened. And I must say that the heads of Warner Bros, they took care of it…Going back to the sense of righteousness that I have…I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it’s not okay.”
Gadot also pondered if being a woman had influenced Whedon’s treatment of her. “Would he tell me what he told me had I been a man? I don’t know. We’ll never know. But my sense of justice is very strong. I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me. But whatever, it’s done. Water under the bridge.”
While Gadot makes a salient point, one of her co-stars in Justice League, Ray Fisher, has previously spoken out about Whedon’s behaviour too. Several other stars of Whedon’s TV shows such as Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have also been vocal about the toxicity on set.
It comes after news of a feud between Gadot and Whedon first emerged in The Hollywood Reporter back in April. One month later, she told the Israeli news outlet N12 that Whedon “kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable and I just took care of it instead.”
Representative for multiple outlets have reached out to Whedon and Warner Bros., although no response has been received yet.
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