Although fans recently cheered Gal Gadot for reportedly pressuring Warner Bros. to push Brett Ratner out of “Wonder Woman 2,” their praise was — at least in this case — unwarranted. The actress explained what happened on “Today,” and it turns out she never issued an ultimatum, because one was never needed. Although she didn’t say so in so many words, she seemed to indicate that she and numerous others working on the film were disturbed by the sexual misconduct allegations against Ratner and the studio elected not to have him co-finance the project.
“Everyone knew what was the right thing to do,” she said, “but there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before this [recent] article came out.”
Like Gadot, Warner Bros. also debunked the Page Six report claiming the actress had held out to take a stance against Ratner.
Aside from clearing up misinformation, the “Today” interview also included a hilarious interaction between Gadot and her interviewer, Savannah Guthrie. When Gadot explained that she was pregnant for the last three months of “Justice League” filming, Guthrie asked, “How did you do that?” That made Gadot laugh, and she jokingly started to answer how she got pregnant rather than how she managed to film such an action-heavy role while pregnant. Her morning-show-appropriate response includes a “big, big hug” and a “burst of love.”
Watch the interview below.
“Justice League” opens Nov. 17, and “Wonder Woman” is due out in 2019.