The Israeli-born Hollywood star reportedly said she will refuse to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming sequel if Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual harassment, produces it.
Gal Gadot Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Israeli Hollywood star Gal Gadot says she will only be willing to reprise her role as Wonder Woman if Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual harassment, will not be involved in the production of the sequel.
Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce the first Wonder Woman movie, which was released earlier this year. A source in Warner Bros. told Page Six that Gadot will not have “a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women.”
“The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits,” the source added. “Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman.”
The Israeli actress, the source said, is “tough and stands by her principles.”
Last month, Gadot backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, during which she was supposed to present him with an award.