Susan Eisenberg returns as Wonder Woman for 'Justice League: Doom'
I'm enormously proud that I get to play her – it truly is a privilege and an honor. People have definite, strong opinions of Wonder Woman, and she’s known everywhere. She is this embodiment of female empowerment, and that's a thrill, too, because there are little girls and little boys and they're watching this and seeing that she's so strong and so tough and righteous. It’s great to be able to provide that example of heroics through this character. I'm a guardian of that, and I don't take it lightly. And every time I get asked to voice the role, I feel grateful – each and every time. I hope I keep getting to do it.
Has playing Wonder Woman changed you?
In several ways. I think I've grown up with this part. I got this role
10 years ago, and just working alongside my fellow Justice League actors and with Andrea and Bruce has changed the way I work. And learning about this universe has changed me. You can't have a part like this and not feel changed by it, because it's enviable to have this job and play this character. There's humility attached to that.
You know you're lucky. And that changes you, also.
What’s your attraction to voiceover work?
I grew up doing radio commercials for my father's business in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and I loved it. My father and my sister worked together – they would write the copy for me, and I would do the commercials for them. There's something just so freeing about being behind a microphone as opposed to in front of a camera. There’s no worry about your hair or lipstick – on camera you get so self-conscious. Sure, there’s a self-consciousness in a room recording with other actors, because you want to be good. That’s just performance anxiety. I'll take that any day over that camera and all those people staring at me. Some people are so natural with the camera – the can just pretend it's not there. I am so aware it's there.
What Wonder Woman memorabilia do you have at home?
I have a lot of pictures and some beautiful cels – all gifts from the Justice League and Justice League, Unlimited. And some small things that people have sent me – mugs and little toys and notebooks with her on the cover. When we first started, we all ran out and bought our own action figures, so that’s right at the forefront of my bookshelf.
Best of all, I have all the scripts from the series. I keep them in a big bookshelf in my closet. I'm nostalgic about that stuff. It's very sentimental to me to. It was a big deal this job – it really does mean the world to me. So I kept all the scripts.
Wonder Woman can fly. Why does she need an invisible plane?
Because she likes to go in style. And why should she always be flying when there is a plane that can do it for her? I mean, why not have the private jet if you can have the private jet? Right? You're going to begrudge her a private jet? I don't think so.