‘I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me:’ Gal Gadot speaks out on Joss Whedon’s behavior during filming of Justice League
Gal Gadot is speaking out on the problems she had with Joss Whedon amid the making of Justice League, and the measures she took in response.
Gadot, 36, chat with Elle magazine for its Women in Hollywood Issue about her experience working with Whedon and the steps she took afterwards.
‘I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me,’ the Wonder Woman actress said of Whedon, who has past been accused of toxic on-set behavior. ‘I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it’s not okay.’
The latest: Gal Gadot, 36, is speaking out on the problems she had with Joss Whedon amid the making of Justice League, and the measures she took in response
Gadot said she ‘was shaking trees as soon as it happened’ and says ‘that the heads of Warner Brothers … took care of it.’
Gadot said she ‘would’ve done the same thing’ if she was a man, and that she did not know if Whedon would have talked to her in that way if she was.
‘I don’t know,’ she said. ‘We’ll never know. But my sense of justice is very strong … but whatever, it’s done. Water under the bridge.’
The Israeli star said that her reaction to Whedon’s behavior traced back to her ‘sense of righteousness.
Whedon was snapped attending an event in LA in 2019
Details: Gadot chat with Elle magazine for its Women in Hollywood Issue about her experience working with Whedon and the steps she took afterwards
‘You’re dizzy because you can’t believe this was just said to you,’ Gadot told the publication. ‘And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people.’
Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Kristen Wiig told Elle of the actress, ‘People who think she’s just a pretty face are dead wrong.’
She added of the situation, ‘When she needs to wear that hat, she is very clear on what is right.’
This past May, Gadot revealed to the Israeli media outlet N12 News that when she made suggestions to Whedon about her character, he had ‘kind of threatened my career’ and ‘said if I did something he would make my career miserable.’
Out and about: Gadot was snapped at an October 2019 event in London
Moving forward: The star was seen in Brazil in December 2019 during a panel for Wonder Woman 1984
The allegations involving Gadot were detailed in a report by The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.
An insider told the outlet that that Gadot had ‘issues about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman,’ as ‘she wanted to make the character flow from one movie to the next.’
A production source who participated in the probe told THR that ‘Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal,’ and that ‘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.’
Allegations about Whedon’s behavior led to a probe by Warner Bros. in which the studio said ‘remedial action’ had occurred in response to the reports.
The probe began based on claims publicly made by actor Ray Fisher, who played the role of Cyborg in Justice League, who had accused Whedon of abusive and racist behavior amid production of the film. Whedon has not publicly commented in response to reports on the accusations.