Chenoweth: Pushing Daisies' Olive Should End Up with Ned
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
We're all bummed that ABC has canceled Pushing Daisies, and no magic finger is bringing it back to life. But perhaps none of us is as sad as Kristin Chenoweth, who plays the spunky, sing-songy Olive Snook on the romantic fantasy series. While speaking about her appearance on TNT's Christmas in Washington (Wednesday, 8 pm/ET), Chenoweth lamented the way the show met its end, and how she imagined Olive's future with her Pie Hole cohorts. (While three episodes of Daisies' final season have yet to air, ABC has not announced when or if they will.) Let's listen in, shall we?
TVGuide.com: Are you going to get a chance to wrap everything up?
Kristin Chenoweth: [Series creator] Bryan Fuller asked if he should write an episode that wrapped everything up, and ABC specifically said [not to]." We didn't know until recently that we were canceled so we went ahead and shot an episode thinking that there was a possibility that we'd be coming back. I understand that the ratings weren't what they'd hoped and that we were an expensive show to produce. I get it in my mind, but my heart has a harder time with it.
TVGuide.com: Are you at least happy where Olive is by the end?
Chenoweth: In the remaining episodes, they do introduce David Arquette's character [as a love interest], so you can see how Olive could move forward — not on, but forward — with somebody and find happiness. I also will be singing a little Lionel Richie.
TVGuide.com: Do you have an epilogue in your head, an idea of where Olive's story would take her in the future?
Chenoweth: I love you for asking this question. I'm just crazy enough to have planned the whole thing out. Of course, this is in my head and not Bryan's. I have always envisioned that Ned eventually sees that he can have a real relationship with Olive. I have to believe that as an actress because I have to play her. I always played this character, which not a lot of people know, like there was something serious going on between Olive and Ned before Chuck came on the scene. I don't know if Ned and Olive end up together, but in my mind the end of the series is Ned with [the reanimated bodies of] Olive, Chuck and Emerson all together.
Enlightening? Entertaining? Creepy? How do you think Pushing Daisies should end?
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