“She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing. I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie, but to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.”
Not only did the internet react harshly, but ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins and even Lynda Carter, who embodied the iconic superhero in the ’70s returned fire. One person remained intriguingly silent, though– Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot.
To be fair, Gadot was busy at work on ‘Justice League’ when the controversy arose. But now, after being named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year, she looks back on the last 12 months and gave her explanation for remaining mum after Cameron’s attack:
“Because I didn’t want to give him the stage. 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.”
It’s true. Cameron made his remarks, including a reference to Sarah Connor, while promoting the 3D re-release of ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’.
Gadot has more DC films in the pipeline, although the only one with an official release date is the sequel to ‘Wonder Woman’ which is expected on November 1, 2019. She is also expected to return in the ‘Justice League’ sequel and ‘Flashpoint’. She is also said to be attached to WWII drama ‘Ruin’ and thriller ‘Deeper’ with Bradley Cooper.
Meanwhile, Cameron is deep into the process of developing the four ‘Avatar’ sequels.
Source: Entertainment Weekly