Anna Friel on Her Performing Princess, Gracie
|Bobby Rachpoot/Pacific Coast News|
Pushing Daisies‘ Anna Friel has a budding performer on her hands — three-year-old daughter Gracie Ellen Mary enjoys "eating breakfast in the morning in a princess dress." Gracie deciding to follow Anna and her partner of eight years, actor David Thewlis, into the entertainment field is pretty much a given says Anna, who jokes "We will, with a daddy like David and a mom who’s an actress as well!" While the pair try to keep Gracie "as grounded as possible," she comes to the set and "has the most incredible visual stimulation that any kid could," Anna explains.
Much of that energy is channeled into movement, Anna says. Gracie is "a really wonderful dancer. Her favorite present that I got for her birthday was a long stick with this huge multi-colored ribbon that you can do all these twirls with. It was really spectacular." Putting on a show came early to to her daughter, notes Anna. "Gracie loved Nirvana, when she was really young, and we’ve got her [on video] rocking out in a nappy," Anna shares, adding, "We should put that on YouTube."
As her toddler develops into a preschooler, Anna, 32, continues to be amazed at her growth and progress. Recently, Gracie surprised her mum with "a huge, 20-words-long sentence about how she was feeling and what she did." When asked during the interview about the best part of motherhood, Anna replied,
"What isn’t the best thing about being a mommy? Especially now that we can have conversations with each other, and I know what she’s actually thinking, and whether she’s happy or not. I’m watching her learn. She goes to sleep and then, the next morning, so many weird transitions have happened in her brain that have connected things together."
Catch Anna in Pushing Daisies on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Source: Media Blvd