Lynda Carter, the Original Wonder Woman, Weighs In On Search For New Director — 'It Needs a Woman's Perspective'

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Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, felt compelled to weigh in Monday after the news broke that Michelle MacLaren will no longer direct Wonder Woman, which stars Gal Gadot and is slated for a 2017 release.

In an interview with Jessica Shaw and Sara Vilkomerson on EW Radio's Inside TV, Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, in the 1970s TV show, shared her views on the film production.

In an a clip from the interview, Lynda Carter said she’s excited about the Wonder Woman production and said the film needs a female perspective, whether it be at the helm or in another creative role.

And what about Lynda Carter? Would she consider taking on the film in some creative way?

“I would love to be involved in a creative position of it,” Carter said. “I know so much about what people want from it, I think, that just being as a consultant on a movie. I think it needs a woman,” adding that women understand women.

Lynda Carter said she has not spoken to the studio, but says might take the leap and offer her perspective. She also said she would be open to a part in the film, but prefers a bigger role than just a mere cameo.

On Monday, Warner Bros. announced that Michelle MacLaren left the project due to "creative differences,", The Hollywood Reporter reports.

"Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together," Warner Bros. said in a statement.

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