‘Wonder Woman’ Star Lynda Carter Inspired by Hillary Clinton for ‘Supergirl’ Presidential Role

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She may not have had a lasso of truth at her disposal, but Lynda Carter, television’s Wonder Woman, is impressed with how Hillary Clinton fended off Donald Trump at Monday’s presidential debate.

“I thought she was brilliant,” Carter told Variety. “To me, the choice is clear.”

Carter, who travels frequently as a performer, said that people in foreign countries are upset by the prospect of a Trump presidency. During the campaign, Trump has been critical of the NATO alliance. Carter praised Clinton for using the debate to reassure foreign leaders that the United States would honor its treaties and agreements.

“The first thing you hear when you travel is people asking you, ‘has America lost its mind?'” Carter said. “I understand that people want change, but change just for change sake isn’t a good thing. You don’t hire the snake oil salesman to run your company. You don’t hand over your keys to someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.”

Carter came to prominence in the 1970s, as the gold-tiara-wearing Wonder Woman on the popular television show. Since hanging up her star-spangled suit, Carter has remained active as a singer-songwriter, and with appearances in the likes of “Super Troopers” and “Law & Order.” She’s also booked a recurring role playing the president of the United States on “Supergirl.” “I used Hillary to prepare,” said Carter. “I saw the way she can be warm and funny and inviting and serious.”

Carter admits that comparing Clinton to Wonder Woman might be a stretch, but she hopes the Democratic presidential candidate will have a similar impact on young woman.

“Hillary is much more human than Wonder Woman,” Carter said. “She has flaws, but we are all flawed and we learn from our mistakes.”

“I think she is a role model in the way she has paved the way for women,” Carter added.

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  1. don't care what others think says:

    I tired of stars telling me how to vote. I was saddened that “Supergirl” turned into a propaganda piece for Hillary Clinton. I have almost boycotted the show as a result. CW should stick to the comics, not tell people how to vote.

  2. KET says:

    LOL…looks like Trump trolls from Russia might have already found this thread.

    “She purposely, knowingly, has put our national security at risk, using a personal e-mail server…”

    Hardly. America doesn’t give a rat’s behind about Clinton’s e-mails. Hey, I delete e-mails all the time, every day; geez, whatever kind of bogus ‘security risk’ could that possibly mean? You should be much more concerned over Trump’s ties to Russian and NY mafia folk, or perhaps you’re one of those who’ve been trying to hack into the Dems’ databases lately?

    “Donald Trump has his craziness too…”

    Understatement of The Decade, Helen. Looked like he had done a few lines of cocaine before he predictably flopped like a fish out of water in Monday’s debate. Seems like he has a hair-pin racist and sexist Twitter trigger finger, too. Wouldn’t want him anywhere near the nukes. The Orange Orangutan should move to Somalia to hang out with the rest of the pirate scum. He knows nothing about what makes America ALREADY GREAT..

    Anyways, to get to the point of the article, kudos to Lynda Carter for doing her acting homework. Hillary has been a longtime political survivor, and she’s definitely one to watch in the future. Angela Merkel or Golda Meir might make for interesting profiles in female leaders as well.

  3. Helen says:

    I cannot believe the beautiful Lynda Carter, who I loved so much in “Wonder Woman”, thinks Hillary Clinton is a good role model for any young person!
    She purposely, knowingly, has put our national security at risk, using a personal e-mail server.
    She has done nothing but “travel to 137 countries, to see the world, & promote herself”!
    Why would anyone vote for her, just to put a female in ofc? Her knowledge of how our govt runs, & the positions she held, did not cause her to do anything to “make America better”!
    Plus, she wants to use govt power & money to change “deep-seated religious beliefs”, such as my Biblical beliefs against abortion, same sex marriage, & prayer wherever it’s needed! (From Women’s World Summit). Anti-Christian.
    Donal Trump has his craziness too, but trust him: He is NOT going to do anything to cause retaliation by a foreign country to cause them to blow us up!! He lives here, has a family here, and loves America, cause he knows how to “work it’s lawful systems” & get rich!
    He may not be ideal, but he’s better than a lying, arrogrant, self-gratifying woman like Hillary!!

  4. no just no says:

    She gained attention with her nice rack and pretty face. That’s it. Very empowering. Hypocrite.

    • Steve says:

      And your comment has just disqualified you from any actual rational discourse on the issue.

      • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

        I agree with what she says about trump. But no just no is right. Guys over 6 years old didn’t watch Wonder Woman to see her spin around and jump high. But he is wrong about her not being empowering. She was one of the few women on TV that didn’t need a man to save her when things got tough and that inspired a lot of young girls.

      • what a mo says:

        LOL @ “Steve” the judge of what discourse is considered rational discourse

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