Lynda Carter on What She Wants From the New Wonder Woman

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Everyone is amped about the fact that a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie will finally hit theaters. Vulture caught up with original WW Lynda Carter at Thursday night’s God's Love We Deliver 2014 Golden Heart Awards at 50 Varick Street, where Carter shared her true feelings about the character that made her a star.

"Wonder Woman is about a lot more than just superhero stuff. She’s complicated," Carter said. "Ultimately, she’s about truth, and it’s all heart with her. She’s a strong female force." As for why it’s taken so long for this heroine to get her own film, especially when other superheroes have cycled through multiple sagas (hello, Batman, Spider-Man …), Carter has a theory: "I think females baffle men, and so, that’s made it difficult to get a Wonder Woman movie made. She’s strong, but she’s so much more — not everybody gets that ... Most important, I want her to have a heart and a strong sense of humor.” (Given the dour first peek at DC's new treatment, that second part might be unlikely.) As for the golden lasso of truth being likened to kinky activities, she laughed and said, “I don’t see her into bondage."