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Anna Friel bases her Pushing Daisies character on daughter Gracie

04/05/2008 at 01:08 PM ET

by auditioning contributor Carlie:

Annafriel_219699_cbbActress Anna Friel, 31, has revealed that she bases her character Chuck in Pushing Daises on the way her daughter Gracie Ellen Mary, 2 ½, sees everyday life.

I’d never have got the part of Chuck in ‘Pushing Daisies’ if it wasn’t for Gracie. I play a woman who is brought back from the dead and can only live if her lover never touches her. The whole point about her is she has this second chance at life.

I base her on Gracie because she’s experiencing life for the first time. I looked at Gracie and the way she thinks opening a box of cornflakes is this wondrous event and just thought: ‘I’ll play it like I’m seeing life through her eyes.’

Gracie’s dad is David Thewlis, 45.

Source: The Daily Mail

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Anna Friel recently shared her secrets to staying slim – she uses the eco-friendly WaterRower, an indoor rowing machine that allows her to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour! Anna says, “It’s great because with Gracie (her daughter), I can’t really get to the gym but with the WaterRower, I can just lower it down and have a quick workout while Gracie runs around the house.”

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Pushing Daisies is the best show on TV!!! I cant wait for the season 2 premier on Oct 1.

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