There’s a wonderful new addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Original Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter received a star on the Walk of Fame on Tuesday, honoring her 50-plus years in show business. The 66-year-old star has worked as an actress, singer, and pageant queen, but she’s best known, of course, for playing the titular superhero and feminist icon on the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show.
Fittingly, Carter paid tribute to her most famous role by striking Wonder Woman’s iconic pose at the ceremony.
CBS CEO Les Moonves was on hand to help present Carter with her star, along with director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot.
“It was Lynda’s portrayal of Wonder Woman that made me fall in love with her because her Wonder Woman made me believe that I could have whatever I wanted, and even more importantly, it made me unashamed to want it,” Jenkins told the audience. “She wasn’t afraid to be soft while tough, she wasn’t afraid to be as loving as she was strong, she wasn’t afraid to love being a woman and celebrate her femininity, all while kicking ass and changing the world.”
The new Wonder Woman, Gadot, also paid tribute to Carter on Twitter, writing, “Thank you for your loving kindness shared by the sisterhood of women of wonder.”
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It seems impossible that I've been in the entertainment industry for 50 years. But I love this business—I love the creative process, the work, the performing … all of it. But today, as I am honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I want to say a big THANK YOU to my FANS, who have encouraged and cheered me on all of these years. I want you to know how much I appreciate having you in my corner – I never take you for granted. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible. This is a day I will never forget.
Speaking with Variety before the ceremony, Carter also teased that she’d be open to appearing in Jenkins’ upcoming Wonder Woman sequel, saying, “I’m just going to leave it up to the universe and Patty.” The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 1, 2019.
Congrats my beloved beautiful @RealLyndaCarter ❤ for receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame🌟 Thank you for your loving kindness shared by the sisterhood of women of wonder 😍 #WomenOfWonder pic.twitter.com/sgaqoElLOi
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) April 3, 2018
By Devan Coggan