Last year, Justice League star Ray Fisher (Cyborg) accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on set, and spent much of the next several months in a battle with Warner Bros. as they traded statements and accusations. It ended with Joss Whedon basically being banished from show business, but only after other people who had worked with Whedon — particularly Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Charisma Carpenter — came forward.
Part of the reason Fisher came forward with his grievances was because he didn’t seem to be able to get anyone at the studio to listen to him. That wasn’t an issue for Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), who also had problems with the director. “He kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable,” she told Israeli outlet N2 earlier this year. She also said that she immediately “took it to the higher-ups, and they took care of it.”
Gadot goes into a little more detail in a new interview with Elle. “Would he tell me what he told me had I been a man?” she asked. “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.”
Oh, I was shaking trees as soon as it happened. And I must say that the heads of Warner Brothers, they took care of it…. Going back to the sense of righteousness that I have…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. I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it’s not okay.
Wonder Woman indeed.
Gadot praises Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz in The Batman
Elsewhere, Gadot weighed in on the new trailer for The Batman, which features Robert Pattison as the new Caped Crusader, replacing Gadot’s former castmate Ben Affleck. “Rob looks amazing,” Gadot told Variety. “I love his voice and I love the whole tone of everything.”
Gadot also had kind words for Zoë Kravitz, who will be playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. “I love Zoë. She looks incredible. She’s a sweetheart. She’s a talented woman. And I’m so happy to have another female as a comrade.”
Perhaps Wonder Woman and Catwoman will appear together in a movie at some point? Anything’s possible these days.
h/t The A.V. Club