Lynda Carter: Gal Gadot should have 'fun' as Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter has given Gal Gadot her blessing ahead of her role as Wonder Woman and insists she is happy to see the iconic character's legacy continued

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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter wants Gal Gadot to have "fun "playing Wonder Woman.

The 62-year-old actress - who played the superheroine in the famed 'Wonder Woman' TV series from 1975 to 1979 - has given the 'Fast & Furious' actress her blessing ahead of her role in Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel and insists she is happy to see the iconic character's legacy continued.

Quizzed if it will be odd to see Gadot, she said:"I don't think so. I care more about the character continuing than holding on to my piece of it. I hope she has fun with it."

The upcoming comic book film will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman alongside Ben Affleck who will take on the role of caped crusader Batman, but Carter disagrees with fans who have criticised Warner Bros. for not giving Wonder Woman her own film.

She mused: "Maybe that's better. She won't have to carry the whole film. It takes the pressure off. I wish her well. I'm just glad she's going to be out there again. Maybe she'll get her own show again."

Meanwhile, Carter credits the role for launching her acting career and claims that it is still opening up opportunities over 30 years later.

She gushed to the Metro newspaper: "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. 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."

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  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

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  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
  • UK release: 2 June 2017

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