Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Lynda Carter has responded to James Cameron's comments regarding Wonder Woman, stating how the filmmaker should refrain from criticizing the character and latest film from director Patty Jenkins.
"To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do," Carter, who portrayed the superhero in the late-1970s television series, wrote on Facebook Thursday.
"Like all women--we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised," she continued.
"This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron--because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--STOP IT," Carter said mentioning the film's star Gal Gadot.
Carter's response came after Cameron commented on Wonder Woman a second time. "I mean, [Gal] was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground," he recently said.
"So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, 'letting' a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn't think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman. I thought it was a good film. Period," the Avatar director continued.
In August, Cameron said, "All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!"
This lead to Jenkins responding to Cameron on Twitter noting, "James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman."
"If women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren't free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven't come very far have we," Jenkins said.
A sequel to Wonder Woman is set to arrive on Dec. 13, 2019 while Gadot will be seen as the character before that in Justice League, due in theaters Nov. 17.