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Gadot hails Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, who gets Hollywood star

Actress who played heroine in 1970s honored with spot in Walk of Fame; Gadot enthuses at ‘sisterhood of women of wonder’

Lynda Carter attends a ceremony honoring her with the 2,632nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2018, in Hollywood, California.  (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP)
Lynda Carter attends a ceremony honoring her with the 2,632nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP)

Israeli actress Gal Gadot on Tuesday congratulated Lynda Carter, her predecessor in the role of Wonder Woman, as Carter was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Thank you for your loving kindness shared by the sisterhood of women of wonder,” Gadot wrote on Twitter.

Carter, who played the superheroine in the 1970s, said the star “will be here forever, and maybe it needs to say Wonder Woman, or maybe not, we’ll see. Hopefully this character and I will live on in the memories of people,” said .

“There were no women in television during my era. So they didn’t really think that we could hold an audience,” the 66-year-old said.

Carter addressed the #MeToo movement sparked by the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal, which ended his career and those of numerous other powerful Hollywood figures.

The “#MeToo movement is strong and I give everything to this generation,” she said. “What my generation can do is support you.”

Actors Gal Gadot (L) and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman” at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP)

“We’ve been screaming the same thing but it took this generation of women to make the difference.”

Carter played the heroine between 1975 and 1979 on television, first on ABC and then CBS — part of an acting career that has spanned several decades.

The ceremony was attended by Patty Jenkins — who directed the 2017 “Wonder Woman” film, which took in $821 million worldwide — as well as dozens of Carter’s fans.

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