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Patty Jenkins: ‘Lynda Carter was like a sister on Wonder Woman journey’

Director Patty Jenkins has praised original Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter for lending her support to the new movie adaptation, likening the star to a “sister”.
Carter famously portrayed the Amazonian warrior princess in a 1970s TV series of the same name, and once Jenkins became the first female filmmaker to take charge of a big superhero blockbuster, she reached out to the 65-year-old to share her vision for the project.
“She has been like a sister to us on this journey,” Jenkins tells The Associated Press. “I wanted her to know: ‘Lynda, we’re not the next generation doing their version of Wonder Woman. We were born of your Wonder Woman and it is a line, it’s a chain. We are a continuation of a vision and a dream of a great character.'”
Israeli actress Gal Gadot stepped into Carter’s shoes for the new movie, and the original Wonder Woman is excited to have her iconic character back onscreen.
“Well I think it’s time,” she says. “It’s now going onto a new generation of people and I’m thrilled.”
Carter is still frequently approached by fans who gush about her turn in the hit TV series, which ran for three seasons from 1975 to 1979, and she hopes Jenkins and Gadot will experience the same warm welcome from devotees.
“What a beautiful, beautiful thing,” Jenkins shares of the continued adoration. “We aspire to be as graceful and wonderful as she has been as the representative of Wonder Woman.”
The movie, which also stars Chris Pine and Robin Wright, opens in the U.S. this week (ends02Jun17).

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