Lynda Carter: 'I Have a Lot of Confidence' in David E. Kelley's 'Wonder Woman'
While promoting her concert in Baltimore, the 59-year-old star told the Baltimore Sun that it's about time Wonder Woman returned to TV.
"I think it is an amazing role to play," Carter told the newspaper about Adrianne Palicki's casting. "I know she is going to be really nervous about it, just because you would be. But I have a lot of confidence in David Kelley and what he's going to come up with. David Kelley's so talented, and that's really where it needs to be, is in the writing."
"I spoke with David yesterday, and he's really, really excited about it," she said. "I think the story needs to be retold. It needs to have a fresh look at it. It affected a lot of people. I think it's time, I think it's important to have it out there again."
The Internet erupted with the news of 'Friday Night Lights' star Palicki's casting, almost as much as it did when Kelley's pilot script leaked. While Carter may seem confident, we here at TV Squad have had our doubts. However, we haven't gotten our paws on the script, but Jace Lacob of The Daily Beast has and he highlighted eight questionable bits from the buzz-worthy script.
For example, Lacob describes the final scene of the pilot episode as follows: "Pages 61–66: Diana and Myndi have a 'sleepover,' complete with ice cream ('It's been a three-scoop day') as they watch Katy Perry's sexually suggestive Wonder Woman homage music video and 'scream like schoolgirls.' Later, Diana glimpses her original costume in the closet (the Lynda Carter one!) and sadly stares at a picture of herself and Steve in happier times, before crying herself to sleep."
No matter what the Internet critics think, the pilot is happening. Carter said she has been in contact with Kelley about the project, but was mum on any possible cameos. She said she wouldn't say no outright, adding, "I have too much respect for David, I just have too much respect for him."
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