Actress Gal Gadot shared a video on Instagram in which she and Lynda Carter, the original "Wonder Woman" talk about getting the role.
Beauty queen Carter left Gadot with some big shoes to fill after she starred in ABC's 70s hit series "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman" as the Amazonian princess, Diana Prince.
Gal Gadot at the premiere of "Wonder Woman" in 2017 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images
MEETING "WONDER WOMAN"
When "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins started working on the first movie in 2017, one of the first people she reached out to was Lynda Carter. Jenkins revealed that she created a text group with Gadot and Carter.
According to Jenkins, she, Carter, and Gadot talked up to 4 times a day, discussing the character, the current movie, and the forthcoming release. They also talked about Carter's cameo in "Wonder Woman 1984."
"Wonder Woman" fans will be thrilled to spot Carter in a cameo at the end of the movie, as the Amazon warrior Asteria
Lynda Carter in costume for the 1977 TV series "Wonder Woman" | Source: Getty Images
Gadot decided to share the friendship she has with Carter and the bond they formed over their "Wonder Woman" experiences. Gadot asked Carter to reveal how she was cast for the role that defined her career.
Carter explained that at the time she had auditioned for the "Wonder Woman" series, she had been living in an apartment she could not afford and had $25 left in her checking account.
THE LYNDA CARTER STORY
Carter was stunned when her agent called her up after the audition and greeted her happily on the phone with "Hello Wonder Woman!" The astounded Carter said she could hardly believe her ears.
The 69-year-old actress revealed that the biggest thrill and the moment she realized her dreams were coming true was when she drove onto the Warner Brothers studio lot in her beat-up old car.
THE GAL GADOT STORY
As for Gadot, she revealed that at the time she auditioned for the Zack Snyder movie, she hadn't realized it was for the role of Wonder Woman in "Justice League." Six weeks after the audition, she had yet to hear from Snyder.
Gadot told her husband Yaron Varsano that she was tired of rejection, hadn't wanted to be an actress anyway, and was determined to give it all up and go back to Israel when the fateful phone call finally came.
The new movie has already garnered positive reviews from critics, and the audiences, who especially praise Gadot's performance as Wonder Woman, struggling to come to terms with the loss of the love of her life.
"Wonder Woman" fans will be thrilled to spot Carter in a cameo at the end of the movie, as the Amazon warrior Asteria who had sacrificed her own future to guarantee the survival of her sisters. After all, sisterhood and empowerment are what it's all about.