It seems as though Adrianne Palicki has failed to heed our advice, and will carry out her plans to star in David E. Kelley’s re-imagining of Wonder Woman for NBC. Fair enough. So now that we’ve found our next Wonder gal, does she get the blessing of TV’s original busty crusader for justice: Lynda Carter?
Approached for reaction by The Baltimore Sun, Carter—who played Wonder Woman for three memorable seasons (one on ABC, then two more on CBS) in the mid-1970s—revealed she has already been in contact with Kelley about the show.
QUESTION: What do you think of the casting?
ANSWER: I think it is an amazing role to play. I know she is going to be really nervous about it, just because you would be. But I have a lot of confidence in [writer] David Kelley and what he's going to come up with. David Kelley's so talented, and that's really where it needs to be, is in the writing. I spoke with David yesterday, and he's really, really excited about it.
Interesting! But not really an answer to the question. Carter does weigh in on Palicki eventually, however, when asked if she has any advice for the woman stepping into her iconic go-go boots.
“Gosh, I would never offer her any advice,” she demured. “Nor would she probably want any. If she wants to talk to me, that would be a whole different thing. But I would never offer, 'Now let me tell you how to do this.’ She's an actress and she's a good actress and she's beautiful, and I hope she kicks butt.”
But back to that conversation with David Kelley. It seems only logical that Carter would appear in the new series—you know, to pass the tiara. Asked if that had come up in conversation, Carter was careful to give nothing away: “That is something that even if I were, I couldn't tell you.” Where’s a Lasso of Truth when you need one?