I really don't walk down Memory Lane too much. I'm much more about what I'm doing now -- what I'm processing now, how I'm improving as a human being now, how I can do everything possible not to screw my kids up, you know? I try to really kind of be where I am, instead of always worrying about what I did or what I'm going to do. Carpe diem: Seize the day; be more of your authentic self.
I don't really like talking about myself. There's no reason for me to do the rounds of shows just to talk about nothing, even if you want to hear it. I'm just like everybody else in my regular life. I worry about my weight. I don't like my hips. I look in the mirror and think, Oh, my God, I'm getting so old.
["Wonder Woman"] is what I'm most known for. What am I going to do? Beat everyone over the head: "But I'm so much more than that!" I learned a long time ago that it would be a much healthier experience to embrace it and to listen. People have the greatest stories of their Wonder Woman experiences, of playing Wonder Woman for Halloween, of their grandkids and Wonder Woman. I get so many great stories, and I like to listen to them. Once they get over their initial excitement, then it's just me. I've been dealing with it a long time, and I just try to be as gracious and as kind as I can be. Usually it takes a lot of courage [for a fan] to come up to someone. To be unhappy and to be rude is way too much effort. It's much easier to be nice and to listen and connect for those moments. It's just a much healthier thing all around.
My own son and his friends think it's the coolest thing ever that a few years ago I was in "Super Troopers." I never ask them [about "Wonder Woman"]. It's not something that's on the front of my agenda. As a matter of fact, I think that my son and my daughter would more likely distance themselves from someone if they were overly impressed [with me]. You know how it is when you're a kid -- you're the center of the universe.
-- Cathy Areu Jones