Cobie Smulders: “If you package your happiness with ‘if-only goals,’ you’ll never really be happy.”

Cobie Smulders: “I do Pilates because it’s important to me to have a healthy back when I’m 70 so I’m not hunched over and in pain. That’s more important to me than being thin.”

Cobie Smulders: “I would really love to sit with Kathryn Hepburn because I find her so interesting. I also lost a cousin a few years ago who I was really close to, he was like my brother, so if I could have dinner with him one more time I’d love that.”

Cobie Smulders: “I think [Britney] is a really nice person who is just stuck in this frickin’ crazy ball of media attention and it’s just crazy. I would never be able to handle that amount of publicity and that amount of press surrounding me at all times.”

Cobie Smulders: “Robin herself is just very conservative. This was something she just doesn’t want to remember. She just wants it to be a part of her life that is forgotten.”

Cobie Smulders: “What’s more awkward than doing a shower scene? Rehearsing a shower scene. Josh Radnor and I were like: ‘We’re imagining water running right now.'”

Cobie Smulders: “There are a lot of sides to the characters on our show. Lily can be sarcastic, smart, funny. They’re hooking into all these grey areas of the characters.”

Cobie Smulders: “Ted is such a romantic, he’s more of the girl in the situation, I suppose. But I think it’s a realistic approach. A lot of people have opinions about Robin and him not ending up together, but I always say, just because they don’t end up together doesn’t mean it’s not a significant relationship.”

Cobie Smulders: “I’ve read a lot of scripts and I’m really luck to be able to play a woman who’s funny and can be charming and has a mischievous side to her as well. I’m really lucky.”

Cobie Smulders: “I’ve always seen the mother as someone we meet and then that’s the end of the show, so if [CBS] is like ‘Guys, you don’t have a fourth season,’ that’s when writers would be like, ‘OK! Time to bring the mother in!’. But I really don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the show! I really, seriously know nothing.”