All Hail Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot Reportedly Won't Film a Sequel If Brett Ratner Is Involved
Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by stars like Ellen Page and Olivia Munn.
Gal Gadot is putting her money where her mouth is.
According to Vanity Fair, the actress will not film a Wonder Woman sequel if Brett Ratner's production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, is involved. RatPac-Dune Entertainment co-financed the first Wonder Woman with Warner Bros. Following the sexual harassment allegations against him, however, WB has yet to renew its contract with Ratner's company.
"[Gadot is] tough and stands by her principles," the site's source said. “She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet."
On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles Times published a report containing sexual harassment allegations against Ratner from six women, including actress Olivia Munn. Ellen Page went on to air her own grievances against him via Facebook, writing Ratner had aggressively outed her to the X-Men: The Last Stand cast when she was 18.
"'You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.' He said this about me during a cast and crew 'meet and greet' before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand," Page wrote. "I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: 'You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.' He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner."
Gadot, 32, has been an outspoken supporter of women like Munn and Page, writing that she stands by "all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out" on sexual harassment on Instagram in October.
If the report is accurate, Gadot's hard stance is a huge step toward holding the industry's men responsible for their actions. Her refusal to work with someone who attacked her peers sets a precedent that men like Ratner can and will be punished for their misconduct.
Surely, Wonder Woman would approve.