It seems like everyone and their mothers are celebrating the success of Wonder Woman. Now that it continues to take over the box office, many people within the industry are honoring the cinematic achievement that DC, director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot helped create. In fact, one of the people celebrating the film’s box office success is none other than Lynda Carter.
Carter is known for portraying Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series. Before Gadot was cast as the heroine for the DC Extended Universe, Carter was the first actress to successfully portray her in live-action form.
Recently, Carter took to her Twitter account to celebrate that the film is breaking records at the box office:
Wonder Woman is breaking box office records!!! Bravo,Patty Jenkins! Bravo, Gal Gadot!
Bravo, Chris Pine!
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) June 5, 2017
Jenkins, who has been incredibly grateful to the critics and audiences’ enthusiastic reaction to the film thanked Carter for her compliments:
Bravo you Lynda. Come on. Let's admit what was major in starting all of this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/hJhx41e716
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2017
Jenkins received some advice from Carter during the production of Wonder Woman. Having been a fan of the original television series, Jenkins understood the impact and significance that Carter had on the character.
Carter recently returned to DC television with a recurring role on The CW’s Supergirl. In the series, Carter plays the President of the United States. Both seasons of Supergirl are now available to stream on Netflix.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here is the synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is in theaters now.