It looks like more details about Avengers director Joss Whedon’s behavior on the set of his film and television projects have come to light.
Last month, DC Extended Universe star Ray Fisher called out Whedon for being abusive towards the cast and crew on the set of Justice League. According to the DC star, the director’s behavior was “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” a description which was later confirmed by director Kevin Smith.
Now, it seems like Buffy stunt coordinator has new information to add to these allegations. According to Buffy stunt coordinator and stunt double Sophia Crawford and Jeff Pruitt, Whedon was also pretty abusive on the set of the hit supernatural drama television series.
Finding out that Pruitt and Crawford were dating, Whedon demanded that the couple break up if ever they wanted to continue working on the show. Crawford left the series shortly after being confronted by Whedon, saying that the filmmaker’s behavior to be absolutely “horrible.”
“But I was called into the office and I was given an ultimatum. And they said to me, ‘Come back to the show, but you need to leave Jeff or don’t come back.’ And so I basically started crying. And I said ‘F you. That’s horrible, bye,’” Crawford revealed in an interview with Metro.
Pruitt, who is now married to Crawford, told the entertainment news outlet that when she and her boyfriend refused to break up, Whedon told them that they wouldn’t find any more work in Hollywood.
“Joss told both Sophia and I that ‘no one will ever hire you again after this.’ He never says to anyone that he’ll see to it you never work in this town again. He is very careful. He only insinuates that no one will ever hire you again if you don’t please him,” the stunt coordinator said.
Apparently, Whedon had a great relationship with his cast and crew until Buffy became a television success. According to Pruitt, the filmmaker became “into a real egomaniac who believed his own hype.”
If these comments by Pruitt and Crawford prove to be true, then it’s possible that Whedon had behavioral issues even before he became a director for Marvel. What do you make of this new reveal? Let us know in the comment section below.