Joss Whedon opposes Ray Fisher’s Gal Gadot, saying he “had to flirt.”

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Joss Whedon at the premiere of “The Bad Times at the El Royale” in 2018. (Sthanlee B. Mirador / Sipa USA via Associated Press)

Given the opportunity to respond to allegations of miserable misconduct, including sexist remarks and allegations of racist behaviour, Joss Whedon said in his personal context (he called them “. He had “) and dealt with the situation in his life, but challenged the claims from actors Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and others. He dismissed Fisher’s complaint as a “bad actor” complaint. In the case of Gadot, he suggested that an Israeli actor misunderstood him because “English is not her first language.”

In a wide range New York Magazine Profile Whedon by Lila Shapiro began to occur in the summer of 2020 and his first details on negative reports including the disastrous “Justice League” movie as well as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Provided the reaction of the general public. Raised his fame.

Ray Fisher’s role as a superhero’s cyborg in the “Justice League” diminished significantly when the film director moved from Zack Snyder to Whedon. Has issued several official statements condemning the writer’s director. With one Tweet“The Justice League cast and crew onset treatment was terrible, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” he wrote.

“The elimination of colored races from the 2017 theatrical version of Justice League was neither accidental nor accidental,” he said in Fisher’s allegations. Forbes In an interview in October 2020. Actors of several colors (including Harry Renix, Joe Morton, Karen Bryson, Kai Zheng, Kiersey Clemons) are a version of Whedon’s “Justice League” when compared to “Snyder’Cut”. The role has been completely reduced or removed from, but the method is unknown Many of those parts would have survived a standard length theater cut (the “Snyder’s cut” is more than 4 hours long). is).

Fisher also told Forbes, “Race was just one of the problems of the re-shooting process. Massive explosions, intimidation, coercion, provocation, dangerous working conditions, contempt, and incredible gas lights. There was. “

In a New York profile published on on Monday, Whedon dismissed Fisher’s claim and said he made changes because the storyline featuring Cyborg (probably the central figure in “Snyder’Cut”) didn’t work. I did. He didn’t think Fisher did a good performance. “We are talking about malicious forces,” Whedon quotes in an article in New York. “We are talking about bad actors in both senses.”

However, “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa backed Fisher, and in a September 2020 Instagram post, “A serious problem has occurred. It needs to be investigated and is accountable to people. Must be borne. #IStandWithRayFisher. Alohaj. “

Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in several DC films, told Whedon at the Israeli outlet N12:Something that threatens my career And he said that if I did something, he would miserate my career … I was shaking the tree as soon as it happened. And I must say that Warner Bros.’s head took care of it … Going back to the sense of righteousness I have … I just did what I felt I had to do. And it was to tell people that it wasn’t okay. “

The New York profile cites Whedon’s reaction to this claim. “‘I don’t threaten people. Who does it?'” He concluded that she had misunderstood him. He remembered discussing the scene she wanted to cut, and she did it. She jokingly said that if she wanted to get rid of her, she would have to tie him to the railroad track and do it on his corpse. He said something about her corpse and tied her to the railroad track. ” He said.

The profile did not identify the scene in question, but there are reports that Gadot refused to shoot. Sexual gag A flash (Ezra Miller) implicitly lands on her body. In the finished product, Wonder Woman’s face is not visible at that moment. Perhaps it gives credibility to the report that Whedon relied on the body double to get the shot.

A New York profile writer states that Whedon is not threatening people: Whedon called her home and said, “I’m not going to work for him or 20th Century Fox again.” After reading Gadot’s quote, she thought, “Wow, he’s still using that line.” (Whedon also denied this.) “

Following these accusations, the “Buffy” castmate publicly accused his former boss. Michelle TrachtenbergParticipating in the show’s cast at the age of 16, said there was a “rule” that she couldn’t be with her. Trachtenberg wrote on Instagram earlier last year: “I’m brave enough now as a 35-year-old woman, because this needs to be known. Not. Appropriate. So now. People know. What did Joss do? … last. I comment on this. It was. There was a rule. Said. He is not allowed to enter the room with Michelle again. “

Whedon says in his profile he knew nothing about this. The unnamed castmate quoted in the article confirms Traktemberg’s description, but leaves the possibility that it was an informal rule that Whedon himself was unaware of.

In New York’s work, Whedon denies many accusations, but his profile includes citations from a number of people involved in the show making the new accusations, supporting some reports. .. A woman, described as “a high-level member of the’Buffy’production team,” claimed that Whedon and the actress had romantic activities in the office while at work and urged them to quit production. I understand, “says Profile. The woman is reportedly saying, “They will hit my chair … These actions proved that they did not respect me and my work.”

Whedon denied the “rolling on the floor” case, but about his currently documented case of the “Buffy” set (while he was married), “I feel terrible about them … It’s confusing Power Dynamic. “New York’s work continues. … he was surrounded by beautiful young women — a woman who ignored him when he was young — and if he didn’t have sex with them he would “always regret it” I was afraid.

The New York profile is full of disturbing explanations by a woman who had a relationship with Whedon (more than 20 years younger than him), explaining operations and seemingly intentional atrocities. For multiple of these accounts, his answer in the article was “needed to handle the situation better” or a similar variation.

Whedon wrote in a magazine, “Did I get married better? Don’t start me. Could I be a better showrunner? Of course. Should I be better?” Said. The writer, Shapiro, considered the question, wondered if the problem was too great, and blamed the phenomenon of “using all the words that modern weapons can do to make me look like an abusive monster.” Said that. “I think I’m one of the greatest showrunners I’ve ever had.”

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..