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Lynda Carter releases new single, 'Human and Divine'
2022-06-23

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Many people are familiar with actress Gal Gadot as superhero Wonder Woman. However, decades before, Lynda Carter wore the bracelets and wielded the golden lasso as the Amazon princess who set many hearts (of men and women) aflutter.

Now, Carter (who still looks amazing) is capturing ears and well as eyes, thanks to her winning ballad "Human and Divine." (In fact, the multitalented Carter was a singer before becoming an actress.) The song—which one person has said could be a theme song to a James Bond movie—reflects the inspirational love of her husband (who, unfortunately, passed away in 2021), but it's also a connection to strength and the love found in the powerful female characters in Wonder Woman.

However, the song has also become an uptempo dance remix, thanks to producer Dave Aude (who's worked with Rihanna, Lady Gaga and many others). Carter has said, "I'm in awe of what Dave Aude can do with a song and I'm thrilled and flattered that he connected with it instantly. He took me on a new musical journey that I am sooo in love with. It makes me want to go out to a club and let my Divine side loose on the dance floor!"

It's also fitting that the versions of the songs come out during Pride Month, given Carter's longtime status as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, according to Deadline, when someone recently tweeted, "Wonder Woman IS NOT A SUPER HERO FOR GAYS," she responded, "You're right. She's a superhero for bisexuals!"—and Carter included a link to a 2016 article in which Wonder Woman comic-book writer Greg Rucka confirmed the hero's feelings for men and women.

"Being an ally means that you can be who you want to be, and you let others [do the same]," Carter told Windy City Times.

Going back to Carter's acting, everyone knows that she plays an outstanding hero—but she also plays a wonderful villain as well. When her Law & Order: SVU role as Lorraine Dillon (half of a conniving mother/daughter duo, with actress Estella Warren) was mentioned, Carter broke into a wide smile before talking about how much fun the role was and then adding, "I'd love to return to [SVU], with Lorraine getting out of jail [and causing more mischief]."

Lastly, Carter was asked what she had learned about herself during these last two years that have been trying for everyone. She paused for some time before saying, "I've learned how much I miss my husband." (Her husband, former CEO Robert A. Altman, died in 2021 after 37 years of marriage.) She then added, "I also learned that I need to work."

There's no doubt that with all her talent, she will continue to do just that.

—Andrew Davis


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