Israeli actress Gal Gadot was the undisputed star at the Los Angeles premiere of the hotly anticipated “Wonder Woman” movie, but she also had a little help from the original.
Hundreds clamored on Thursday evening to see Gadot, wearing a ruby-red Givenchy gown in the same color as the super heroine’s outfit, as she walked the red carpet at the Pantages Theater.
The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, was also there to offer support on a star-studded evening.
Many of the fans came dressed up as the heroine, who is a rare female lead in the world of super hero films.
The film is about Amazon warrior Diana Prince, born on the all-female island of Themyscira, and her mission to help save the world during World War I, during which she becomes known as Wonder Woman.
Early reviews for the movie have been strongly positive.
Gadot, 32, a former Miss Israel, was born in Rosh Ha’Ayin, the daughter of a teacher and an engineer; her mother’s parents were Holocaust survivors. A former model, she is married with two daughters.
The film, set in Europe during World War I, is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 2. It opens in Israel on June 1.
Gadot has been making the rounds of US talk shows in the days ahead of the opening.
The London premiere of the movie next week has been canceled following the deadly terror attack in Manchester, Warner Bros. said.
“Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK,” the studio said in a statement.
“In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere and junket activities in London.”
Gadot and co-stars Chris Pine and Robin Wright had been due to attend the Leicester Square premiere on May 31.
The attack on Monday in Manchester left 22 people dead and dozens injured. It took place as people were exiting a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande.
On Wednesday Grande said that she was suspending her tour until at least early June in light of the attack.