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Supergirl's Lynda Carter Used Hillary Clinton As Inspiration

This season on "Supergirl," '70s "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter trades in her Lasso of Truth for a seat in the oval office, as she's set to portray the role of the President of the United States on the DC Comics-based show. Speaking about her appearance, Carter indicated that she took inspiration from a candidate currently running for the executive role -- but can you guess who?

Carter revealed that she looked to Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, in preparation for the part. “I used Hillary [Clinton] to prepare,” Carter told Variety. “I saw the way she can be warm and funny and inviting and serious.”

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Carter went on to say that she was impressed with the Democratic nominee’s performance during Monday’s debate against Donald Trump. “I thought she was brilliant. To me, the choice is clear.”

Having portrayed one of the seminal female characters in comic book lore during her run as the Amazonion warrior in the 1970s, Carter sees Clinton as having a similar impact on women. “She has flaws, but we are all flawed and we learn from our mistakes,” she said. “I think she is a role model in the way she has paved the way for women.”

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Carter makes her debut in the third episode of “Supergirl’s” sophomore season, which premieres Monday, Oct. 10 on The CW.

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