Before Gal Gadot came along, Lynda Carter embodied the iconic Wonder Woman character on television throughout the ’70s. Now, the actress has some choice words for director James Cameron, who has made it clear he doesn’t think much of Patty Jenkins’ interpretation of Wonder Woman, and recently doubled down on his previous comments.
Just after Cameron came out in defense of his critiques, Carter labelled his continued criticism of Jenkins’ record-breaking film as “thuggish” and ill-advised. Carter made her stance known in a Facebook post earlier today.
“To James Cameron — STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women — we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron — I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So — STOP IT.”
Cameron first made headlines by calling Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman “an objectified icon,” and labelled the movie a “step backwards.” In his initial argument, he compared Jenkins’ heroine to Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor from Terminator 2 — a film Cameron directed. Naturally, Jenkins responded.
With Terminator 6 now landing a release date and Hamilton reprising her role as Connor, it will be interesting to see if Cameron continues this trend in taking shots at Hollywood for using beauty icons in commercial action flicks.
Wonder Woman has grossed $819.5 million worldwide. The sequel, which will reteam Jenkins and Gadot, is in development for release on Dec. 13, 2019.
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