Not even Wonder Woman was safe from anger.
An explosive story from The Hollywood Reporter about Ray Fisher, who accused Joss Whedon of racist and “abusive” behavior on the set of “Justice League” 2017, also revealed new allegations about alleged abuse of Gal Gadot.
A source told THR that Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the 2017 superhero movie, was among several actors who suffered alleged abuse at the hands of the director and creator of “Buffy.”
The friction reportedly started after the “Alien Resurrection” writer pressured Gadot, 35, to speak lines he was not comfortable with, according to the source. He also allegedly threatened to torpedo the actress’s career.
A witness on set told THR that after a particularly fierce dispute, “Joss bragged about having it with Gal.”
“He told her that he is the writer and that she will shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie,” they alleged.
The source also claimed to the publication that their heated dispute ultimately resulted in a meeting with then-Warner Bros. president Kevin Tsujihara.
“I had my problems with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner, ”Gadot said in a statement to THR about the dispute. Whedon declined to comment with THR.
The “WW84” star wasn’t the only person allegedly abused by Whedon, either. A source claimed to THR that he even denigrated the original Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg in “Justice League,” has long spoken out about Whedon’s alleged abuse. He told The Hollywood Reporter of an incident in which Whedon had pressured him to record the line “booya”, which he compared to Gary Coleman’s “whatchoo talkin ‘about Willis” and other black stereotypical phrases.
When he reluctantly agreed, Whedon taunted him.
Fisher had previously accused the director of “The Avengers” of “rude” and “unacceptable” conduct during filming, a claim that was corroborated by his co-star Jason Momoa.
Meanwhile, Whedon allegedly clashed with other “Justice League” actors ranging from Momoa to Jeremy Irons, THR reported.
This isn’t the first time the filmmaker has been in a bind of late. Whedon is currently facing abuse allegations from several stars of his vampire series “Buffy,” including Charisma Carpenter and Michelle Trachtenberg.