Thirty-four years after she donned the famous Wonder Woman suit, Lynda Carter is expressing her delight over a new actress taking on the empowering role.
It was announced earlier this month that relative newcomer Gal Gadot would be strapping on the famous lasso in the 2015 superhero film “Batman vs. Superman,” and Carter just wants Gadot to have “fun with it.”
“I care more about the character continuing than holding on to my piece of it,” Carter shared. “I'm just glad [Wonder Woman’s] going to be out there again. Maybe she'll get her own show again.''
New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot
The 62-year-old actress credits the role, which she embodied for three seasons, for opening up a range of opportunities after the series ended, which has continued 30 years later!
''I can't imagine life without her. I started as a singer and after 'Wonder Woman,’ I was able to do a lot with that,” Carter said.
“I've done many TV movies and TV series since; it really launched my career. It's never held me back. I've done pretty much what I wanted to do.''
And though avid fans have complained about Wonder Woman not getting her own movie, Carter thinks that acting as part of an ensemble first will be better for Gadot in the long run.
“She won't have to carry the whole film. It takes the pressure off,” Carter mused to Metro newspaper. "I wish her well.”
Wonder Woman in action (1975)