I don't allow the stress of the unknown to affect my health, and I listen to my body when it sends me distress signals.

My usual day: a green smoothie for breakfast - if I want to get fancy, it's eggs on arugula - fruit for a snack, a salad with protein for lunch, and fish and quinoa for dinner.

I would really love to sit with Kathryn Hepburn because I find her so interesting.

I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return.

I've been in 'Avengers' films, but I don't do a lot of the action parts. There are superheroes in the movie! People would much rather see them fight each other!

The great thing about being on a series for nine years is you get to see the characters grow and change.

They're inherently good people, every single person that I've ever worked with on an 'Avengers' film. I think they want to do good, and they want people to be happy, and they want to speak what they believe.

I want to do a Tennessee Williams play.

I had a daily 30 minute pushup routine. Then I boxed 3 times a week for about an hour. And then, I had the trainer come to my house an average of 1 to 2 times a week.

There are so many ways to work out, and it is exhausting.

Before I did 'How I Met Your Mother,' I was not considered a comedic actress.

I'm just looking for really good projects with varying characters - ones I haven't done before - so I can continue to grow as an actress.

The experience of pregnancy - it depends on your situation, but it can be quite isolating.

I was on a strict diet to stay in shape for 'Jack Reacher,' but each day on set in New Orleans, catering dropped off delicious food at my trailer.

The best of me now lives on in my two little women, baby girls I was lucky enough to be able to make with my own body.

I felt very patriotic playing a New York City cop.

I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school.

I would love to do another 'Jack Reacher' movie.

Joss Whedon, he is really hands-on, and he wants every character to have a life on and off screen.

The hardest thing is getting fake hit. You really have to sell it. Somebody comes at you and stops a couple inches from your face. You have to react like it's painful. In my training, those were the days I was more sore, doing gut punches or getting thrown against walls. You're moving your body in a way that's not natural.

I like to think that I'm extremely method with my tactics on getting work.

I left 'How I Met Your Mother' and jumped right onto an episode of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' the TV show. I wrapped, and the next day I was on set shooting 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

We're lucky to live in a country where we have freedom of speech, and I don't know what the other Avengers are up to, personally, but I know they're all really good people.

I usually wear a lot of really thin gold bands and small studs. Nothing too big.

When I got the script for 'Winter Soldier,' I was so excited to see that my character finally gets to punch somebody! So I took tae kwon do three times a week. I wanted to feel like I could hold my own in a roomful of superheroes.

I am learning that in life it is OK to travel in darkness, not knowing what your next move is.

I think everybody feels their pregnancy differently, and for me, I was so in work mode.

We have very strict rules about TV and film in my house.

A stay-at-home mom is a working mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is a job.

I like to challenge myself. Whether that's on television or film or on stage, that's what I'm going to go for.

I had to get healthy for a period in my life, so I learned a lot about food and diet.

I'll have pasta two out of seven meals.

I have a very flexible and easy schedule that affords me a wonderful lifestyle in Los Angeles. I'm able to be a very present mother, able to pursue other projects.

Kindness is something that I feel is leaving us a little bit - people are getting more self-involved.

I seek out things that terrify me, like an improv class. I'm terrified of sharks, but I scuba dive. I'm not good at auditioning, but I force myself to do it all the time. I've never met anybody who is fearless, but the more you push against your own boundaries, the easier it becomes to push.

Sometimes I feel like women of the world who are single moms and are working in Walmart are the strongest women out there, and that's what's really exciting to me is being all these different types of women.

I feel like starring in a TV show is such a fun thing.

For some reason, when I think feminism, I think, like, 'Well, you can't include men if you're talking about feminism and being a feminist,' so I get a little bit muddled. I find it to be a bit grey. Then if you say you are not a feminist, that means that you're not pro-woman!

I wish that we, as women, spent as much time on the well-being of our insides as we do with our looks on the outside.

I just feel honored to play Wonder Woman in some incarnation. She's got such history, and she's, like, the first female superhero.

I think it's really important to get in early and for women to do mammograms, to do screenings, to do all these things that aren't always necessarily covered by Medicare, by insurances, and to really start working to get those more available for people.

There's sacrifice involved. Either you're going to work a lot and not get to spend time with your kid, or you're going to spend a ton of time with your kid, and you're sacrificing your career.

'The Avengers' made it more believable that I could have been a major in the U.S. Army.

I didn't really discover 'Risky Business' until later in life because I was so young when it came out.

I'm a big fan of a lot of graphic novels - 'Fables,' 'Y: The Last Man' and 'The Walking Dead,' which I like a lot more.

Thankfully, gratefully, cancer did not get the best of me.

I actually kind of prefer working with an ensemble. It's just cool to be surrounded by such great people.

Since my article in 'Women's Health' came out, I have had so many conversations with women about their own battles with cancer, and it feels so empowering to open up this dialogue and learn from each other.

Self-defence helps with your confidence, and if you ever find yourself in that type of situation, you are more physically capable.