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Carter: Wonder Woman was thrilling

Published 30/12/2013 | 10:22

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Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman in the 1970s series

Lynda Carter has revealed she never tried to play Wonder Woman as a sex symbol.

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The actress starred as the superhero in the 1970s TV series, a role which turned her into a pin-up.

But asked if she was comfortable with her status, the actress said: "I think people have tried to objectify Wonder Woman and certainly there's an element of that, but I think that misses the point of what she was about.

"That was just a bi-product, and I never played the sex symbol, and I don't think that anybody can play that very well. You see a beautiful girl walking down the street, she's not really thinking she's beautiful - you would hate her if you did."

Lynda, now 62, was down to her last 25 dollars when she got her big break in the show and admitted it was life-changing.

"It was thrilling. I would have done it for free. It was really great," she said.

The actress added that she never imagined people would still be interested in the series all these years later.

"Normally these shows have a shelf life of, if they've been on for three years, maybe 10 years after that, and that's it. But I think it's great," she said.

:: The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman can be seen on CBS Action weekdays at 8pm, with an omnibus on undays 9am-1pm.

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