The Israeli actress reconsidered her collaboration with Joss Whedon: “He told me that if I allowed myself to answer him, he would make sure to rot my career”.
“He threatened my career.” Asked by the Israeli channel N12 News, Sunday, May 9, the actress of Wonder woman recounted his experience with director Joss Whedon on the set of Justice league. These accusations, relayed by the Huffington Post, echo those of Charisma Carpenter, known to have played Cordelia in the series Buffy the vampire slayer, who also shot under the direction of the filmmaker.
The reporter reported that she had to “To be beautiful and to say his dialogues”, instructions given to Gal Gadot regarding his game. She nodded before explaining that she did not let it go: “What happened with Joss was he threatened my career. He told me that if I allowed myself to answer him, he would make sure I ruined my career. I fixed the problem on the spot », she replied laconically, without giving more details.
This is a new testimony against Joss Whedon, who had already been implicated in April by actor Ray Fisher, also in the cast of Justice league, qualifying his conduct “Rude, abusive, unprofessional and totally unacceptable”, as revealed The Hollywood Reporter . This series of testimonies regarding the director’s behavior began in February, when Charisma Carpenter posted a lengthy letter on social media, alleging that she was morally harassed by the filmmaker during the filming of Buffy.
“He [Joss Whedon] has created toxic and hostile work environments since the start of his career. I know this because I have experienced it myself on the front line. Repeatedly “, explained the now 50-year-old actress. “While he was amused by his bad behavior, his behavior only intensified my fear of gambling, robbed me of all power and isolated me from my colleagues. These disturbing incidents caused chronic physical ailment from which I still suffer today. “
She had received, in the process, the support of the interpreter of Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar. On Instagram, the vampire slayer said “Never want to be associated with the name of Joss Whedon again”, before declaring refusing to comment unduly on the matter, being “More focused on raising family (s) and surviving a pandemic”.