With Cher's appearance with Hillary in Provincetown, we are reminded that strong powerful women are role models for young girls and boys and gay boys everywhere. One of the most powerful has to be Wonder Woman. Yes, she's a fictional character (sorry to ruin that for you boys), but Lynda Carter is real and still going strong. Wonder Woman's pilot episode came out in 1975 and Carter has been a star and role model ever since. In an interview in April of this year, the NY Post caught up with Carter and asked her a variety of questions, but most about how awesome she still is.
The upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie isn’t out until June 2017, but Diana Prince is right here in New York this weekend. Lynda Carter, star of the ’70s TV series, debuts her latest cabaret show, “Long-Legged Woman,” at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (tickets at ). She’s also keeping up with the younger generation, appearing as a character in the video game “Fallout 4,” which just won the BAFTA game of the year award, and for which she wrote five songs. – nypost.com
Sara Stewart of the NY Post had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Carter, 64, and asked the original about her superhero past and her singing present. Here are some of the interview questions. For all of Lynda's responses, head over to nypost.com.
I have to ask: What’s your verdict on “Batman v Superman”?
I haven’t seen it yet, but of course I will, as soon as I get done with this tour. I love Ben [Affleck]!
What are your feelings on the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie?
Do you have any advice for the woman playing her now, Gal Gadot?
What is it that makes this character an enduring icon in a male-dominated genre?
You’ve been the only face of a major female superhero for so long.
I guess I don’t feel that way — I mean, I get a lot of glory for a TV show I did 40 years ago. But, you know, Hillary Clinton is a person that has been actually holding us up for so long. I get so tired of people putting her down. She’s been out paving the way for my daughter to do whatever she wants to do.
How did you come up with the name of this year’s cabaret show?
What can we expect to hear, besides the title track?
Now that you’re in a high-tech video game, do you play them yourself?
At 64, Lynda Carter still looks amazing. Maybe she should have played Diana in the new movie? Or at least a cameo? Maybe there is one.
We love you Lynda. You'll always be one of our favorites as well as one of our favorite Halloween costumes.