Lynda Carter to Megan Fox: Don't trash Wonder Woman
November 10th, 2010
05:57 PM ET

Lynda Carter to Megan Fox: Don't trash Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter has some fighting words for Megan Fox: Stop trashing Wonder Woman.

During a recent appearance on "Fox and Friends," Carter, who starred as Wonder Woman in the popular '70s TV series, was asked whether she thought Fox would be a good fit for the upcoming small-screen reboot.

"Megan Fox actually kind of trashed Wonder Woman,” Carter, 59, said. “She said she thought it was dumb, like ‘what’s the big whoop making people tell the truth.’ I like her, I just thought she shouldn’t trash Wonder Woman.”

In an interview last year, Fox – who was being considered for a film about the Amazing Amazon - told the London Times the comic character was "lame," adding, “She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands, whoever takes that role. But I don’t want to do it.”

While casting for the upcoming new TV series has yet to be announced, Carter believes the show will be a hit with "Ally McBeal" producer David E. Kelley at the helm.

“I spoke to him several weeks ago and he is perfect for it because he will really give the characters life," says Carter, who is performing her music act "Wicked Cool" at NYC's Feinstein's at Loews Regency through November 13. "It’s not just going to be a cartoon or a comic book thing, which is really what I think we tried to do.”

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Daisy

    I think Dayanara Torres former Miss Universe is great as Wonder Woman and looks better than Megan Fox!

    April 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shelly

      Kristen Stewert and Megan Fox should both fall off the face of the planet. I think a corpse gives more facial expressions and has a lot more talent in acting then the these two.

      April 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fatbuckel

    You did`nt think something named "Fox" would be smart,did you?

    December 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JusSayin

    Maybe she should've kept it to herself....but I'm not sure she was wrong. Let WW rest in peace as she has all these years that we've not missed her and forgot about her.

    November 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jax

    The reason Megan Fox doesn't want the role is because she would have to know how to act and build a character. In my opinion Megan Fox is a terrible actress who got lucky with Transformers. She should stick to pictures, where she doesn't have to talk or think.

    November 13, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dee

    I watched wonder woman every week, and loved it. Now as a grown up I know it was pretty cheesey, but man was it fun. And as far as Linda Carter she was perfect for the part. What a beautiful woman. And man has she aged well. I would love to look like her when I get 59 which is not that far away. Linda kicked butt.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • JusSayin

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAHAHAHA...U JUST SAID SHE WAS PERFECT AT BEING we know why Megan Fox would be good for the role.

      November 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sandra

    Fox would not be a good choice for this role for one obvious reason, she is not curvy enough to fill out the costume. Yeah, she has the whole dark hair beauty thing going on but Linda Carter had the Curves, the height and a smile that could melt butter. You have to have the whole package or you will just be a stand in- Remember the original Wonder Woman?????

    November 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JusSayin

      heard talk years ago that Beyonce was being considered. She is a beautiful piece of talent, unfortunately acting doesn't fall in line with that. However, Wonder Woman wasn't exactly "A list" either. This movie would make a good B movie cult classic.

      November 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jodey

    Megan Fox should learn how to act. Her entire career is based on her looks, and those will fade.

    November 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. T

    Lynda Rules ! Period.
    Anyway, I'll rather see a WW movie than a tv show.

    November 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MiguelCC51

    Megan Fox as Wonder Woman? Bugger that noise! Morena Baccarin would be a much better choice. Baccarin has class and talent, two things that Fox will never have. Carter is totally in the right to not want that hack (Fox) donning the iconic role that she made famous. So go Baccarin or go home!

    November 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. julie ramone

    I think they should give the role to an unknown actress. There is an endless supply & so many way more talented, appreciative & better looking than Fox.

    November 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. marco_ccs

    I like Mean Fox but she will NEVER fit in Lynda Carter boots. LOVE U LYNDA!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. rolyat

    You have got to admire a woman who basically walked away from Hollywood at the height of her popularity to become a wife and raise her children. From time to time she appeared in a movie, but she made her husband and children her priority. And not Hollywood. And on top of it, the woman is still a Goddess at 59. Megan Fox is a 50 cent knock off.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. LBW

    Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman was muscular and beautiful. Megan Fox looks like so many in Hollywood today, skinny with big fake boobs. She also comes across as just plain dumb. I'm glad that Lynda spoke up. Megan Fox is not all that and she can't act. She just looks good.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Oprah's Minge

    This show will fail because they did not pick the right actress. Bridget Regan is the only actress to play Wonder Woman. But, actually I'd rather see her in the eventual movie version.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joe Fibbitz

    Megan Fox's looks are overrated and she doesn't have the talent to puls off a recurring role. She is best suited to playing the dumb chick in films or, perhaps, could be the backdrop in a remake of Hee-Haw.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jack

    Lynda Carter was a former Miss World USA and competed in the Miss World Pageant years ago. She is still a stunning woman. Who the hell is Megan Fox? Nobody will remember her next week!

    November 11, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  17. D

    If Megan Fox wasn't such an idiot, she'd realize the opportunity given to her.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Amy

    Holy crap. Lynda Carter is the best looking 59 year old ever. Megan Fox needs to bow down before her or the gods of nonaging or whatever and give credit where it is due.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Julo

    I just want her rope....what a fetish!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. DC

    What makes me mad is WW the only one who's strong enough to keep Superman in line when he acts up. Her lasso's used sometimes but she rocks a sword all day. She can FLY so she doesn't use the plane.

    It'll be a good movie when they release it. Hopefully if they do it right . . . .

    November 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. D

    I just don't get Megan Fox.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Greedo

    I'd like to watch Megan Fox and Linda Carter make out while wearing their Wonder Woman outfits.... Yeah-hhhh....

    November 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Marky

    Megan Fox is a little too full of herself. Making fun of a show that starred someone else, was made before her time and which she probably doesn't have sense enough to even understand, doesn't make her look all that intelligent or ready to even choose her own roles. Satire, wit, cleverness–these things escape the brains (?) of people who are usually burned out on goodness knows what.......

    November 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      As opposed to criticizing and passing judgements on someone whom you've never met?

      Pot or Kettle? Your choice.

      November 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      No, Chris, I think it would just be the truth. Sometimes it's not criticizing or passing judgement. If you'll notice, I stated her rudeness toward the previous show indicated she din't "get it" and therefore wasn't possibly prepared to choose wisely. The reasons she can't are unknown. She's not my BFF, so I have no idea whether she's on something, or just not very clever. Either way......she's rude and maybe not so smart. JMHO

      November 11, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Whoops, I meant didn't, not din't.

      November 11, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  24. Chris

    It's going to be hard for any actress to top Lynda's 5-finger gap... that's for sure!

    November 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  25. El Jefe

    Megan Fox would do a good job, if the intent was to make Wonder Woman a pouty wh0re...

    November 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cate

      Haha pouty #####, love it! She is so stupid and so lucky she's attractive. 1. She is passing up one of the only chances she has left to be the main character of something. 2. She will never look as good as Carter does at 59 because Fox is already having so much work done to her face i.e. nose job and multiple lip jobs. 3. She can't act and frankly, I think she's only attractive as a blow up doll come to life, LAME.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  26. SKY


    November 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |

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