Saturday 19 August 2017

Wonder Women Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot had the best red carpet reunion

Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Gal Gadot in 2017 adaptation of Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter in the original Wonder Woman tv series
Gal Gadot (L) and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's not everyday two Wonder Women are pictured together.

OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (65), who played the eponymous character on tv screens from 1975 to 1979, was the guest of honour at Thursday night's world premiere of the blockbuster adaptation starring Gal Gadot (32).

And their red carpet reunion was everything you'd expect.

The pair already met earlier this year at the United Nations last October at a Wonder Woman UN Ambassador Ceremony where the superhero was named a Honourary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, and it looks like both were thrilled to see each other again.

Gal Gadot (L) and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Gal Gadot (L) and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The film adaptation, DC Comics' first female-led superhero movie since 2005, said she was thrilled to represent women in the male dominated action movie industry.

"Growing up, I had Superman and Batman to look up to," she told Variety.

"All the boys and all the girls, that’s what we had. I think that it’s so important that we have also strong female figures to look up to, and Wonder Woman is an amazing one,” Gadot continued. "It’s great that after 75…years that this character had been around, finally she gets her own movie."

Similarly, director Patty Jenkins said she's keen to blast misconceptions that only men like action movies, telling The Guardian:

Lynda Carter in the original Wonder Woman tv series
Lynda Carter in the original Wonder Woman tv series

"I think the world is also demanding and shouting back that they want more variety. People will start making demands online – ‘There better be this and this character’ – and it’s impossible for me to think of anything in those terms, no piece of art comes together that way. You just have to retreat to intention."

Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Gal Gadot in 2017 adaptation of Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot in 2017 adaptation of Wonder Woman

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