The Avengers Director Joss Whedon became one of Hollywood’s most popular creative forces in the 2010s. But the allegations against the director have caused many fans to reconsider Whedon’s career. Over the past two years, celebrities who previously worked with Whedon have openly criticized him for his on-set behavior. In early 2021, Kristy Swanson, who starred in Whedon’s buffy the vampire slayer film, took to Twitter to offer her thoughts on the allegations.
What are the allegations against director Joss Whedon?
Whedon has won acclaim for his iconic TV shows like Firefly and buffy the vampire slayer. Throughout the 90s, Whedon worked primarily in television. But in the early 2000s, he also made a name for himself in the film industry. His 2012 blockbuster, The Avengers, made headlines as one of the best action movies of all time. And it cemented Whedon’s status as an iconic writer-director.
Unfortunately, several actors have spoken out against Whedon in recent years. Gal Gadot, who worked with Whedon on the film Justice League, took Whedon to task, claiming the director spoke to him. Meanwhile, her co-star Ray Fisher said Whedon was “abusive” of the actors on set.
Additionally, Charisma Carpenter, who worked with Whedon on buffy the vampire slayer (the TV show), caught on Twitter claim Whedon called her “fat” when she was six months pregnant. She called out the director for his story of “being casually cruel”.
Carpenter’s allegations have encouraged other stars who have worked with Whedon over the years to speak out. Enter Kristy Swanson, the star of the buffy the vampire slayer movie.
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Movie Star Kristy Swanson on Whedon Allegations
Kristy Swanson played the title role in the 1992 film buffy the vampire slayer, which Whedon wrote. After Carpenter shared his experience on Twitter, Swanson retweeted her, adding his thoughts. “Terrible, but not surprised,” she wrote.
According to Screen Rant, Whedon was unhappy with the buffy the vampire slayer film in general, leaving the project after numerous rewrites and tonal changes. He launched the television series buffy the vampire slayer five years later. Swanson did not reprise her role on the show, with Sarah Michelle Gellar taking the role of Buffy. In his tweet, Swanson didn’t provide any additional details about his experience with Whedon. But it seems that the project has caused upset feelings on all sides.
What is Swanson up to these days?
Swanson is no stranger to controversy. She is an outspoken Republican and has had confrontations on social media in the past. Notably, in early 2021, Swanson posted a scathing accusation of “cancel culture” to Twitterwriting, “If Cancel Culture is really going to get Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone’, then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to get officially removed from the John Hughes movies, ‘Pretty In Pink’ and “Ferris Buhler’s Day Off”.
Writer Jamilah Lemieux took Swanson to task. “They had no problem removing you from buffy the vampire slayerand you were the star,” she replied.
What has Swanson been up to since buffy? The actor has appeared in films like Higher Education, The Phantom, Big Daddyand meet daddy. In addition to her film work, Swanson has partnered with several advertising campaigns, including the Medifast diet. She is active on social media on behalf of causes she believes in.
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