Although Wonder Woman garnered near-universal acclaim following its release last year – including a nomination at the WGA Awards this week – one person who didn’t seem to be much of a fan was James Cameron, with the Titanic and Avatar director describing the movie as a “step backwards” for the representation of females on screen.
While both director Patty Jenkins and TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter both issues firm responses to Cameron’s criticisms, the Amazon Princess herself Gal Gadot opted to stay silent on the subject, and during an interview with EW, the actress has revealed why:
“Because I didn’t want to give him the stage,” said Gadot. “First of all, I’m a big fan of his work. His movies are great. He was very innovative in many things that he did, and I’ve got nothing but great things to say about the creative and professional side of his work. When it happened, the timing of when it happened, he was promoting another movie of his. It was like he was looking for publicity and I just didn’t want to give him the stage.”
Despite Cameron’s criticisms of the film, Gadot has enjoyed a stellar year over the past twelve months, becoming the highest-grossing actress in Hollywood thanks to her roles in Wonder Woman and Justice League.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman sees Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead) and Ann Wolf.