Lynda Carter as U.S. President Olivia Marsdin
“Supergirl” director Rachel Talalay revealed that Lynda Carter showed Melissa Benoist how she does her iconic Wonder Woman twirl while filming Season 2, episode 3 of the CW series. The CW

“Supergirl” director Rachel Talalay revealed that Melissa Benoist got some help from Lynda Carter in recreating her iconic Wonder Woman twirl in Season 2, episode 3 of the CW series.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Talalay said that lighting Kara (Benoist) on fire in the episode so the show could give a nod to Carter’s role as Diana Prince on “Wonder Woman” was all included in the script.

“They were written in the script, and they were absolutely embraced,” Talalay said. “We were allowed to push them, but they were definitely in the script. That was great because that gave us permission to just say ‘We know we're doing Wonder Woman homages.’ So there was an absolutely magical moment when it was scripted that Melissa was to do the Wonder Woman twirl to put herself out when she was on fire. Lynda came and said, ‘I’ll show you how to do it.’ I have on my phone a video of Lynda Carter showing Melissa Benoist how.”

Watch Benoist do the Wonder Woman twirl as Supergirl in the video below:

Carter played U.S. President Olivia Marsdin in the episode, in which her character visited National City to sign her alien amnesty act.

In a Facebook Live Q&A hours before the airing of the episode, Carter revealed that she had no particular favorite scene from the installment because she enjoyed doing every sequence she’s in.

“I think it was the whole experience,” the original Wonder Woman actress said when asked if she had a favorite scene from her debut episode. “It’s like asking a singer what their favorite note is. I think it was the embodiment of the character living inside the skin of something that you give life to. … The challenge is to make a new character, a real [character].”

Although it was Carter’s first time working with Benoist, the 1972 Miss World America had nothing but praise for the young actress. “I love Melissa and I think she does a great job on it,” Carter said of Benoist’s portrayal of the Girl of Steel. “She nailed it. She really nailed being the human being inside the superhero.”

While it’s very likely that President Marsdin will appear on the show again, Carter told USA Today last October that she still doesn’t know when exactly she’s returning to the show. “Fans better start pressuring them because I have not been (cast) in a subsequent episode,” Carter said at the time. “I’m thinking, ‘Well, when are you going to advance this thing?’ Because I’m getting busy!”

An all-new episode of “Supergirl” airs on Monday, Jan.23 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.