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Why Lynda Carter Is Still Happy She Played Wonder Woman On TV

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Many of the most iconic superheroes of DC Comics fame have been played by a number of different actors over the years, with nobody exactly iconic to a given role. There have been so many Batmen and Supermen over the years on TV and in movies that it can be hard to keep track of them. In the case of Wonder Woman, however, the iconic actress by far is Lynda Carter, who brought Diana Prince to life on the small screen for three seasons in the 1970s. Now, Carter has revealed that she's still happy that she has come to embody such a legendary heroine, saying this:

If I'm in the airport, people will come up and just hug me because they feel like they can -- and that's the greatest. They just want to hug because some place, some memory in their lives, I meant something to them.

Lynda Carter has been the definitive Wonder Woman for many for over forty years now, and it seems that she still has fans everywhere who have connected to the character in an important way. Kudos to her for being so welcoming to those who want to reach out. Not all superhero actors would be happy to receive hugs from strangers in airports, but Lynda Carter's comments to EW proves that she understands why people are reaching out to her in such situations.

Of course, we'll have a new actress playing Wonder Woman for the public at large quite soon. Gal Gadot will star in the very first Wonder Woman-centric film in the 75 years since the character's debut in DC Comics. While Lynda Carter wasn't able to work out her schedule to appear in the new Wonder Woman movie, she did help director Patty Jenkins in crafting the character for the big screen. Carter advised Jenkins to develop the character as both Diana and Wonder Woman, and they spoke on the phone about what Carter felt made her version of Diana work so well for so many.

Even though Lynda Carter won't appear in Wonder Woman, she did recently get to take part in a fun superhero tribute to the upcoming movie. After appearing several times in Supergirl Season 2, she and the other ladies of Supergirl brought a little Wonder Woman to DC TV in a pretty fabulous video. Hopefully we can count on her to return to Supergirl in Season 3 and beyond to continue contributing to the superhero world. We'll have to wait and see.

You can catch the Wonder Woman movie when it premieres in theaters on June 2, 2017. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in superhero news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.