Earlier this year, Gal Gadot and the rest of her “Imagine” crew were slammed on social media after the Wonder Woman star uploaded a sing-along video in which she and her celebrity friends sang the lyrics to John Lennon’s classic song.
Harper’s Bazaar claims that Jamie Dornan, the 50 Shades of Grey star who was also involved, believed Gal’s intentions were nothing but pure. During an appearence on the Tea With Me Podcast with Shane Todd, Jamie addressed the controversy, stating that Gal’s heart was in the right place.
“She was trying to do a good thing,” Jamie explained, before going on to say he got “dragged along with it.” According to Jamie, his friend, Kristen Wigg, texted him asking if he would participate in the sing-along video, which he obviously did.
After it exploded on social media for all the wrong reasons, she later apologized to him. Dornan explained that he and Wigg got to know each other recently during a movie they filmed last summer. It was supposed to come out on the 31st of July, but that has obviously changed since then.
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Dornan claims he and Wigg got along tremendously, and he’d do anything for her if she asked. That was the reason he got involved in the “Imagine” video in the first place. He claims Wigg called him up with an idea Gal created for the sake of “lifting people’s spirits.”
Dornan said to the podcast host that it was a bit out of touch because many of the celebs in the video probably moved away to their second homes away from the city, which most average people are unable to do. Dornan said he “literally” did his part in the bathroom of his home.
The celeb added that he filmed his in the bathroom on purpose. He wanted to make “it normal.” People who watched the video know that Gal felt inspired to make the video after she saw a video of a man in Italy playing the trumpet on his balcony.
However, as some have noted, the trumpet player allegedly was doing so without knowing he was being filmed. Putting it simply, it was authentic and not contrived.