A tabloid claims Gal Gadot demands that all of her movies are shot around her schedule so she can spend time with her family. The story isn’t accurate. Gossip Cop can correct it.
According to OK!, following the massive success of Wonder Woman, the actress has decided to call the shots when it comes to production schedules. “Gal’s not afraid to use her star power to juggle her career and her commitments to her family,” a supposed source tells the magazine. “She’s proud of what she’s achieved and is more than happy to make others work around her.”
The “insider” goes on to say that the actress, who shares two young daughters with her husband of 11 years, forced producers to delay shooting on her upcoming movie, Death on the Nile, from March to June to accommodate the end of the school year. “She’s made it clear that she only has time to make a blockbuster if it works around her family,” adds the suspicious tipster.
The magazine’s premise isn’t remotely accurate. For starters, 20th Century Fox pushed back the release date of Death on the Nile due to its merger with Disney. The sequel to Murder on the Orient Express was delayed from December 2019 to October 2020 so it wouldn’t compete with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is being released by Disney. Shooting on the film was also pushed back as a result, but the delay had nothing to do with Gadot.
Meanwhile, Gadot opened up about balancing work and family in a 2017 interview, and made a point of noting, “You’re not supposed to change your life to accommodate the children.” Instead, explained the actress, she brings her children to set and “they join your life.” She added, “Our children are always the very first up high priority, but I realized that it’s OK to have a different life.” Simply put, the actress makes sure she spends time with her daughters, but she does so by getting them on her schedule, not the other way around.
Despite the tabloid’s story being provably untrue, Gossip Cop still checked in with Gadot’s spokesperson, who confirms it’s made-up. The outlet hides behind an anonymous and untraceable “source” to sell its premise, but the actress’s own rep says on the record that it’s false. It’s worth noting, we previously busted OK!‘s sister outlet, Star, for attempting to create a fake feud between Gadot and Kristen Wiig on the set of the Wonder Woman sequel. The gossip media simply has no insight into what the actress is up to behind the scenes.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.