Gal Gadot made it onto Time’s list of “100 Most Influential People” of 2018 when it was released on Friday, and her article was written by none other than 1970’s Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter.
Each member’s entry had an article written about them by another celebrity. Lynda Carter had this to say about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman:
Gal Gadot brought Wonder Woman to millions of new fans. Her portrayal was magnificent and powerful, capturing everything that Wonder Woman represents.
She and I are lucky to be members of this small sisterhood, living and breathing this uniquely strong, smart and charming superhero. I know that as a person, Gal embodies all of these traits. She is a wife and mother; she has served her country, traveled the world, and is hardworking, loving, wise, goofy and full of humanity.
Wonder Woman has helped transform how women and girls see themselves since she emerged on a TV show in 1975. She represents what we know is inside every one of us: fierce strength, a kind heart and incredible valor. Gal understood and captured the spirit of this complex, independent, fully feminine persona. I applaud her for all of her success.
Gal Gadot will be returning as Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 2 which starts shooting this summer and is also rumored to be in talks with Lynda Carter herself for a role.