As she spun into transformation and became Wonder Woman, she was ready to battle the Nazis that endangered civilization with her magical belt that gave her extraordinary strength, an indestructible lasso, which compelled people to tell the truth, a tiara that could be used as a returning weapon, and bracelets that could stop bullets.
Although Wonder Woman only lasted three seasons, her influence and memories live on and three decades later she is still considered one of the most outstanding and greatest female super heroes of all time.
So it seemed all to fitting to cast Lynda Carter in Walt Disney’s Pictures latest flick Sky High, a film about a teenager whose parents are the best super heroes on the planet.
Carter plays the authoritative and sophisticated Principal Powers.
“She is a comet. She chooses to also be a principal of the high schoolâ€¦And she’s controlled and so when she pulls herself out of this comet and into this principal it’s just like ‘don’t mess with me.’ But she’s kind and she’s got knowledge, she has everything going and she’s got a sense of humor about herself. She’s a great female,” Carter said.
With her stiletto heels and her “expensive great-looking suits that are fit to perfection,” Carter said the goal was to have “those kids shaking in their boots when they see her walking down the hallway. They can feel the vibration.”
In the film, Sky High is a high school where teenagers of super hero parents attend. Judged by their super hero powers they are put into two categories; heroes and sidekicks / hero support. Carter surprisingly said she could identify with the sidekicks.
“I was the nerd in high school. I was the big, tall girl [with] all the little shrimpy boys. I only had three dates in high school, and it was the same guy. He would ask me [out] for every prom and that was the only time he would ever ask me out. And I’ve never seen him since,” the former Miss USA laughed.
Times have certainly changed and Carter was idolized by everyone on set.
“There was a lot of hero worship going on. Actually I think I was the biggest nerd on set because I’m a big Wonder Woman fan and I think she has a restraining order against me now ’cause I was directing her and stalking her at the same timeâ€¦ In fact if you see her tell her I said ‘hi’ and why hasn’t she answered my letters I’m sending her?” Mike Mitchell, director of the film said jokingly to a room full of reporters.
Carter says she owes Wonder Woman for her career.
“She really saved my life in so many ways. I had been happiest on the set during that time in my lifeâ€¦ She really was a lifesaver in so many ways for me. And she gave me my career.
“I figured out very early on in the Wonder Woman saga that she was striking a cord with people. People love to me tell me their stories. And for 30 years, people have been telling me their stories, and I listen,” Carter continued.
Sky High hits theatres July 29th.
Source: Heather Newgen