All Super Hero aficionados and folks who grew up in the seventies are of course familiar with the beautiful, talented and extraordinary Lynda Carter who wore the costume of Wonder Woman on television from 1975 through 1979.
Interestingly, Glamour was able to speak to the still stunningly beautiful actress about her thoughts on the new Wonder Woman as played by Gal Godot, as well as how close Ms. Carter came to portraying the Queen of the Amazons.
Below is a transcript of the conversation Glamor had with one of the first television female Super Heroes.
GLAMOUR: What was it like playing Wonder Woman in the seventies?
LYNDA CARTER: At the time, there were no pretty women in leading roles on TV, just funny women like Carol Burnett and then Laverne and Shirley. The producers said, “Now, you understand women aren’t going to like you because you’re sexy.” But I tried to play the part for real. This is what her life is—she’s just trying to do the right thing. I loved everything about playing her, and I never once thought she’d remain iconic for 40 years!
GLAMOUR: What were some of the challenges?
LC: The dumbing down that the producers wanted me to do of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman’s alter ego. I mean, she’s still Wonder Woman! I look back now and think, God, I was so hard on myself about every five pounds—but I looked good.
GLAMOUR: Which of Wonder Woman’s accessories would you most want in real life?
LC: I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for more than 30 years, and the Lasso of Truth would come in so handy. I do think Wonder Woman would be all for the first female president!
GLAMOUR: What do you think about all the other female comic-book superheroes out there today?
LC: It’s time for a new generation to have a smart and powerful woman be part of their experience—and the reemergence of characters like Supergirl and Wonder Woman means that time has come.
GLAMOUR: What was your reaction when you heard about Wonder Woman’s cinematic debut?
LC: I’m glad to see that a woman, Patty Jenkins, is going to direct [the Wonder Woman movie, out in 2017]. I was talking to Patty about maybe playing Wonder Woman’s mother, but because of my singing career and the upcoming tour dates, it didn’t come together. But I wish both she and Gal the very, very best!
GLAMOUR: What makes a modern Wonder Woman?
LC: Embracing your goddess within—and not making yourself smaller so that other people can handle you.