‘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.