Comic book heroine Wonder Woman, the icon of many children across the globe, is now officially an honorary ambassador of the United Nations for the empowerment of girls and women. Hollywood celebrities representing different generations, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter, graced the event.
Carter and Gadot have both played the fictional character Wonder Woman. While Gadot, 31, tackled the plum role immediately on the big screen, Carter shot to fame playing the Amazonian princess in a television series back in the 1970s.
At the initiative billed “All the Wonders We Can Do,” the two beautiful and go-getting actresses met for the first time. A rapt audience listened as Carter and Gadot delivered their speeches as tribute to one of DC Comics’ favorite superheroes.
In other news, the naming of Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of girls and women drew flak from certain quarters who asserted that a real-life woman could have been selected.
Carter underscored the impact that Wonder Woman has had on women of all ages across the world. She recounted statements made by women revealing how they felt inspired by Wonder Woman, amidst life’s drudgeries and awful experiences.
For comic book fanatics, Wonder Woman made her debut on Oct. 25, 1941 in All-Star Comics #8. Hence, she is marking 75 years of existence this year.
At the U.N. headquarters, Lynda Carter addressed the younger members of the audience and reminded them that the Wonder Woman inside each one of them will never let them down. Gal Gadot, for her part, expressed that Wonder Woman is the “most amazing” superhero character.
Gadot added that it means a lot to her playing Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress has been enjoying filming with other members of the cast of Justice League, the movie.
The Fast and Furious actress is among the stars who will be crossing over from being part of an ensemble superhero cast to their own standalone films. Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are expected to take on meatier roles in a future standalone project. In the meantime, avid movie buffs are very excited to see Wonder Woman with Aquaman, Batman and other superhero characters when Justice League hits theaters in late 2017.
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