Joss Whedon Denies That He Threatened Gal Gadot’s Career: ‘English Is Not Her First Language

Joss Whedon Denies That He Threatened Gal Gadot's Career: 'English Is Not Her First Language'

Joss Whedon denies that he threatened Gal Gadot‘s career.

In una nuova intervista con Rivista di New York, Whedon, who directed Gadot in 2017’s Lega della Giustizia, addressed her 2021 claims thatHe threatened my career and said that if I do something, he will make sure my career is miserable.

I don’t threaten people. Who does that?” said Whedon, 57, adding of the alleged incident, “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.

Whedon told the magazine that had joked with Gadot, 36, that to fulfill her wishes and cut a specific scene of hers from the film, she would have to tie him to a railroad track and do it over his dead body. According to Whedon, she mistakenly thought he said over sua dead body.

In an email to the magazine, Gadot remembered the exchange differently, detto, “I understood perfectly.

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Gadot’s initial comments about Whedon’s alleged threat came in a May interview with Israeli news outlet N12, in cui la Wonder Woman actress said, “I had my issues with Joss, and I handled it.

He threatened my career and said that if I do something, he will make sure my career is miserable and I took care of it on the spot,” lei ha aggiunto. (Whedon did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time.)

In un more recent conversation for LEI'SWomen in Hollywood” novembre 2021 problema, Gadot said she was “scioccato” by how Whedon spoke toward her on set, dicendo che lei “was shaking trees as soon as it happened.

And I must say that the heads of Warner Bros., they took care of it,” lei ha aggiunto, in parte. “Going back to the sense of righteousness that I haveyou’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.

A rep for Whedon did not comment to PEOPLE at the time.

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In his interview with Rivista di New York, Whedon also addressed claims from Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in Lega della Giustizia, after Fisher, 34, said on Twitter nel mese di luglio 2020 that Whedon “era schifoso, abusivo, unprofessional, and completely unacceptableduring reshoots on the film.

In an October 2020 intervista con Forbes, Fisher further alleged thatrace was just one of the issues with the reshoot process.He said at the time, “There were massive blowups, threats, coercion, taunting, unsafe work conditions, belittling and gaslighting like you wouldn’t believe.

Fisher went on to say last year in a feature for Il giornalista di Hollywood that his own creative input was continually not taken seriously by producer and DC Films co-chairman Geoff Johns and other leadership, including Whedon.

The latter denied Fisher’s claims to Rivista di New York, saying he trimmed Cyborg’s role in the film because his plotlogically made no senseand he wasn’t a fan of Fisher’s acting in it. He also denied digital lightening specifically of Fisher’s skin tone, raccontando Rivista di New York that he brightened everything in postproduction.


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According to the publication, Whedon said Fisher’s allegations were neithertrue or merited discussing.He described Fisher’s actions asa malevolent force,” aggiungendo, “We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.

While Fisher didn’t respond to related interview requests from Rivista di New York, he tweeted Monday, “Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all …

Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” Ha aggiunto. “Tomorrow the work continues. #MLKDay UN>E.

Whedon took over directing duties on Lega della Giustizia after original filmmaker Zack Snyder stepped away from the movie after his 20-year-old daughter’s death by suicide.