Gal Gadot has insisted that there was no ‘misunderstanding’ after Joss Whedon responded to allegations that he ‘threatened her career’.
The pair are thought to have clashed behind the scenes during the filming of Justice League, released in 2017, over the depiction of her Wonder Woman character.
Speaking in a candid chat last year, the 36-year-old claimed that he ‘threatened to make her career miserable’ during a row.
Addressing her allegations in a new interview with New York Magazine, he insisted that he did no such thing.
‘I don’t threaten people. Who does that?,’ he told the publication before suggesting that she misunderstood him due to a language barrier.
‘English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.’
According to the publication, he recalled an argument over a scene Gal wanted to cut, and that he jokingly said if she wanted the scene gone, she would have to tie him to a railroad track and do it over his dead body.
‘Then I was told that I had said something about her dead body and tying her to the railroad track,’ he said.
However, Gal did not agree with this and told New York Magazine in an email: ‘I understood perfectly’.
Last April, a witness on the production came forward with allegations against Joss, telling the Hollywood Reporter that the Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator ‘threatened to harm Gadot’s career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’.
The publication was told by a source: ‘Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.’
Gal and Patty then reportedly ‘went to battle’ and had a meeting with then-Warner chairman Kevin Tsujihara, with the superhero star sharing in a statement: ‘I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros handled it in a timely manner.’
She later discussed the ‘issues’ in an interview the following month, with Israeli news channel N12, when she was asked: ‘A story came out saying one of the Justice League creators did not approve of you trying to make changes to your character.
‘According to the story, he even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren’t going to let him get away with it.’
Gal is said to have replied: ‘No, what I had with Joss basically is that he kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable.
‘I handled it on the spot.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Joss’ reps for a comment.
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