GAL GADOT has finally responded to JAMES CAMERON’s criticism of her movie WONDER WOMAN, accusing the director of just wanting publicity.
Back in August last year (17), the Oscar-winning director made negative comments about the superhero movie, despite the glowing review from film critics and fans alike.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. 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,” Cameron raged in an interview with U.K. newspaper The Guardian.
He also suggested his female protagonist in The Terminator franchise, Sarah Connor, was a better role model for women.
At the time, Gadot stayed quiet on the director’s comments. But in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, she has slammed Cameron’s suggestion that the female superhero movie was a step backwards.
“First of all, I’m a big fan of his work,” she explained. “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.”
When asked follow-up questions about his comments, Cameron still continued to criticise Gadot’s take on the DC Comics superhero.
“I mean, she (Gadot) was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting,” he said.
“She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s.”