'Wonder Woman' Premiere: Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter on the Red Carpet

Yahoo Movies Editorial

Wonder Women past and present embraced on the red carpet on May 25 at the Hollywood premiere of the upcoming action movie Wonder Woman. Star Gal Gadot greeted the beloved actress Lynda Carter, who memorably played the comic-book superhero in the 1970s TV show and is currently playing the president of the United States on the series Supergirl. “The reason [Wonder Woman] existed in the first place was that, when she came on the scene, there was nothing for girls to look up to. We’re still fighting the same fight,” Carter said in an interview last year. The new Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2.

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter

Wonder Women now and then: Gal Gadot, 32, poses with the original TV superheroine Lynda Carter, 65, at the “Wonder Woman” premiere in Hollywood on May 25. “What Lynda Carter did with the character is fantastic and amazing, and I love it,” Gadot recently told SFX magazine. “The Wonder Woman that is being introduced — reintroduced — now is different [but] she has a lot of the qualities Lynda Carter brought to the Wonder Woman character of ’75.” (Carter told Variety last year that she was approached about an appearance in the movie, but couldn’t work it into her schedule, alas.) (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter

The new Wonder Woman bows to the original on the red carpet. “It makes so much sense that she was the first one to embody this iconic character because she is the character in flesh,” Gadot said last year. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot greets fans on May 25. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter

Carter starred in the classic 1970s TV series of “Wonder Woman.” “Wonder Woman is much more than a cartoon character,” she told Variety last year. “She’s fighting for truth and justice and the secret self that exists in all women and girls. There’s a moral fiber and a goodness about her that all women have.” (Photo: Valeria Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Patty Jenkins and Lynda Carter

The “Wonder Woman” director was a big fan of the TV series growing up and has since become friends with Carter. Jenkins recently told SFX magazine: “I think she was such a beautiful embodiment of Wonder Woman. Kind, good, beautiful, sexy, strong, moral, all of those things.” (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter signs autographs. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot

The Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in last year’s “Batman v Superman.” (Photo: Valeria Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Pine and Gal Gadot

“Star Trek” franchise star Chris Pine co-stars as the pilot Steve Trevor who crash lands on Paradise Island, Wonder Woman’s mystical home. (Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine

Pine and Gadot pose with their director Patty Jenkins. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Stunt woman Jessie Graff

The “Supergirl” stuntwoman and “American Ninja Warrior” competitor on May 25. (Photo: Barry King/Getty Images)

Chris Pine

Chris Pine with fans on May 25. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The ‘Wonder Woman’ cast

From left: Actors Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins, actors Elena Anaya, Robin Wright and Lucy Davis on May 25. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot and husband

Gal Gadot with husband Yaron Versano. The couple’s second daughter was born in March. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter and family

Lynda Carter with her husband Robert A. Altman and children Jessica Altman and James Altman. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Mayling Ng

The actress plays Orana in “Wonder Woman.” (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Connie Nielsen

The actress plays Queen Hippolyta, mother of Diana, a.k.a. Wonder Woman. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Robin Wright

Wright plays Diana’s aunt, General Antiope. (Photo: Valerie/AFP/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot

Gadot snaps photos on the red carpet. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Gal Gadot

Gadot greets the Wonder Women in the crowd. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Elena Anaya

The actress plays one of the key villains in the movie, Dr. Maru. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot on May 25. (Photo: Valeria Macon/AFP/Getty Images)