Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary continues to be celebrated as Susan Eisenberg has spoken with Heat Vision about her contributions to the character.
Eisenberg voiced Wonder Woman on television in the animated series with Justice League, Justice League: Unlimited and the DC Nation shorts for Wonder Woman as well as DC animated films Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Justice League: Doom.
Eisenberg also voiced Wonder Woman in the video games Injustice: Gods Among Us, DC Universe Online and the upcoming Injustice 2.
WITH THE CHARACTER SO BIG, HAS VOICING HER CHANGED HER LIFE
The movie changes everything. If you think about Wonder Woman, there’s always been a huge fan base, but I don’t know if there have been people in positions of power acknowledging that fan base like there are today. You didn’t have that many ways to celebrate her since Lynda Carter [and her live-action Wonder Woman show ended its run in 1979]. You had Super Friends [1973-86], which was absolutely groundbreaking for its time. You had Shannon Farnon [who voiced Wonder Woman in Super Friends], and then there’s a huge gap between that and [the animated] Justice League. And from Justice League to Gal’s movie, that’s a really long dry spell. When you look at Superman and Batman and how much affection they’ve received — it’s something to see Diana get her due.
WORKING ON JUSTICE LEAGUE
I was always excited as could be and super nervous to go in and have to perform in that company, even though it was a company I knew quite well by the end. In the beginning, they were more or less strangers.
ON WHETHER SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE BEN AFFLECK & GAL GADOT GET TOGETHER
There are so many people who put them side by side. There will be a picture from the animated show of me and Batman and then there will be a picture of Gal and Ben from the movie. There’s really a lot of connection between the two. I’m sure that’s intentional. I would love it. But I don’t see them in a full-blown romance. I never imagine them having children and choosing schools and going to parent night. No one wants to see that, but there was something quite fun and endearing about seeing Batman in that light. Kevin [Conroy]’s voice and my voice, there just was something. It was quite sweet. The only thing I’ve not been a fan of is I don’t love her and Superman together, but just because I’m a huge Lois Lane fan, and I just think Lois belongs with Superman. There’s so much going on with the Rebirth series and her sexuality and things like that, so who knows how that will be explored.
ON WONDER WOMAN’S SEXUALITY
I wasn’t voicing Diana through my own interpretation, but rather through the lens of the television, video game and film creators I worked for. But when I heard what Greg Rucka said about her sexuality in DC Rebirth, it made all the sense in the world to me. Having said that, so did her having a flirtation with Batman in Justice League. Love is love is love is love.
Read the full interview at HollywoodReporter.com.
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