Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman’ generated buzz worldwide with its powerful woman protagonist. Months after James Cameron’s criticism of her solo superhero film, Israeli actress Gadot finally broke her silence on the topic.

“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,” hailed Gadot in reply to Cameron’s abrupt captiousness that the flick was a ‘step backward’ for women in the industry, TOI reported.

“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 claimed in an interview with the Guardian.

Gadot called out the 63-year-old actor’s comment, saying that, the actor only picked her film’s name just to step into the spotlight last year. She also added that the release of ‘Wonder Woman’, and have garnered praise from all over the globe gave him a path to criticise her film to garner publicity.

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“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,” the actress added in responded to Entertainment Weekly.

Director Patty Jenkins bashed the actor tweeting:

Gadot is now busy with her “Wonder Woman 2” shooting which is scheduled to open November 1, 2019. Jenkins became the highest-paid female director ever for officially signing on for the sequel.

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Feature Image Credit: The Wrap

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