For Odette Annable, the first year of motherhood has given her an entirely fresh perspective on life.
“I just see everything with new eyes,” the actress, who gave birth to daughter Charlie Mae in September, told PEOPLE at the 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour during a panel session for her upcoming CBS medical drama Pure Genius.
“It’s so exciting to me to see her experience new things and figure out how to put a blueberry in her mouth,” adds Annable, 31. “Even if I’m in a bad mood or really tired, which I usually am, I remember that I’m watching this little person grow. I am her guide. You just have to put a smile on your face because it’s life and it’s really beautiful.”