Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman from the Justice League, is the latest to address the abuse allegations against screenwriter and director Joss Whedon.
Gal Gadot, the actress who plays League of JusticeWonder Woman is the latest to address the abuse allegations against screenwriter and director Joss Whedon. Whedon was hired as Zack Snyder’s replacement to direct League of Justice in 2017, after Snyder resigned due to the tragic loss of his daughter. Several actors have spoken out about Whedon’s alleged behavior on set during the filming of the film, with a recent explosive report alleging that Whedon threatened Gadot’s career. Gadot made his first superhero appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.
The actress would later reprise her role in the acclaimed film Wonder Woman. Gadot was accepted as the iconic character by fans, critics, and even League of Justice co-star Ben Affleck, garnering solid praise for his work on the 2017 film. Like many other Gadot on-screen companions, such as Cyborg actor Ray Fisher, the trouble for Gadot really started during new Whedon sessions. The actress reportedly didn’t like the direction Whedon wanted to go with her character. He also allegedly gave Gadot lines of dialogue that he knew she would feel uncomfortable with, belittled. Wonder Woman director and close friend of Gadot, Patty Jenkins, and threatened the actress’s career if she did not comply with his harsh demands.
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Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has made constant accusations of “inappropriate and racist conduct” against Whedon and it has been documented in detail by THR. Your ongoing coverage has been updated with a response from Gadot. While short and sweet, the statement, which echoes Gadot’s previous comments, confirms Whedon’s growing reputation for disruptive behavior on set: “I had my problems with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner. “
Gadot’s response is diplomatic, but damning. Fisher was the first to talk about Whedon’s League of Justice behaviour. His bravery in performing has since inspired other actors, from AquamanJason Momoa for Buffy the Vampire SlayerCharisma Carpenter, to share her negative experiences with the filmmaker. Even several years ago, when Whedon was recruited to write a Wonder Woman script, fans finally criticized its sexist tone when it leaked online.
For many fans, the recently released Snyder Cut of League of Justice corrected the many perceived mistakes that occurred in the 2017 theatrical cut. One glaring difference is the way Snyder respectfully portrays Wonder Woman. And deservedly. Overall, the Snyder Cut narrative did much more justice for the entire ensemble of heroes, resulting in a film that represents the best that the DCEU can be. When all is said and done, no one should be mistreated in the workplace, even if that happens on the set of a big budget movie like League of Justice.
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