According to a report, the ‘Wonder Woman’ actor, while speaking with an Israeli news channel for an interview she shared more detail about her experience with the director, who stepped in to film (and re-shoot) ‘Justice League’ after Zack Snyder exited the movie following a family tragedy. Gal had previously hinted that her experience with Joss “wasn’t the best one.”
However, she explained, “But I took care of it there and when it happened. I took it to the higher-ups.” But now, the 36-year-old star elaborated on her past remarks about the 56-year-old director.
“What I had with Joss, basically, is that he kind of threatened my career and told me that if I did something, he would ensure that my career would be miserable. And I simply handled it on the spot,” Gal said.
In the past year, the director has come under fire, with several actors from his projects coming forward with their own stories about working with him. This includes ‘Justice League’ star Ray Fisher.
His ex-wife, Kai Cole, has also addressed his public persona and how it differs behind closed doors, accusing him of being a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.”
She accused him of having many secret affairs throughout their marriage and added, “I want the people who worship him to know he is human, and the organizations giving him awards for his feminist work, to think twice in the future about honouring a man who does not practice what he preaches.”
At that time, Whedon’s rep shared a statement with a publication saying Kai’s essay “includes several inaccuracies and misrepresentations” and that the filmmaker “will not be commenting, out of concern for his children and out of respect for his ex-wife.”
In December, media outlets reported that WarnerMedia completed an investigation into the DC Comics franchise following Ray’s accusations.
The company shared via a statement, “WarnerMedia’s investigation into the Justice League movie has concluded, and remedial action has been taken.” Further details of such action were not provided, and Joss declined to provide a comment to THR at that time.