Gal Gadot Speaks Out on Standing Up to Hollywood Bullies


| LAST UPDATE 10/20/2021

By Chloe Becker
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We don't know how anyone could have the guts to be mean to none other than Wonder Woman, but apparently, that's exactly what happened back in 2017 while Gal Gadot was on set for Justice League. Now, the Hollywood icon is speaking out about how she stood up for herself when the film director threatened her. Here are all of the details.

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News first broke of an incident between Gal and Justice League director Joss Whedon back in May of this year. "I had my issues with Joss, and I handled it," Gadot said at the time. "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." The 36-year-old recently addressed the topic again for ELLE's "Women in Hollywood" 2021 issue.

Gal said she was "shocked" by the way the director spoke to her, but handled it right away. "Oh, I was shaking trees as soon as it happened. And I must say that the heads of Warner Bros., 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," the Red Notice star said. "And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people."

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Gadot continued, "I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it's not okay." The Wonder Woman actress continued, adding, "I would've done the same thing, I think, if I was a man." But would Joss Whedon have done the same thing if Gal was a man? "Would he tell me what he told me had I been a man? I don't know. We'll never know. But my sense of justice is very strong," she said.

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We guess she's not a part of the Justice League for nothing (sorry, we had to). And while Gal wasted no time in making things right, she's not wasting time thinking too much about the past. "I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me. But whatever, it's done," Gadot explained. "Water under the bridge."

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BRB, we're just gonna go fangirl over Wonder Woman for the 100th time.