Small ‘Pushing Daisies’ reunion

Jul 8 • by Ursa • 1 Comment »Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth, who played Olive in Pushing Daisies (good old times), is currently performing on Broadway in a show titled On the Twentieth Century and yesterday Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies creator) and Lee paid a visit to her former worker.

Does anybody love this pic? Bryan Fuller and Lee Pace! #pushingdaisies

A photo posted by Kristin Chenoweth (@kchenoweth) on

What a lovely shot.

Lee Pace on Halt and Catch Fire’s computer-pioneer antihero, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal dreams

The first episode of Halt and Catch Fire premiers on TV in 2 days and Lee’s been very busy doing press. In this interview with TVLINE he chats about the relationship Joe and Cameron have in the show, Steve Jobs and one of his biggest projects up to date, Pushing Daisies. Yes, you’re not the only one missing it.

Pushing Daisies Broadway MusicalTVLINE | This is your first regular TV series since Pushing Daisies, which was a decidedly different show. What has this experience been like for you? 
The piece maker could not be more different than the pie maker in a thousand, thousand ways. Everything about it is different — different network, different creators, different love story, different skill set. [Laughs] I hear Joe criticized as kind of an a–hole. But he doesn’t kill people.

TVLINE | I find it interesting that you said love story because in the pilot, it doesn’t seem like the most romantic connection between Joe and Cameron. How does that relationship develop?

I don’t want to say too much. I probably shouldn’t have even said love story. But she’s irresistible to him, absolutelyirresistible. Meeting her in that classroom is the reason he wants to make that computer. He wants to make the tool — and put it into her hands — that will change the world, because she needs it. If I can take this technology out of corporate America and put it into that girl’s hands, we live in a different time. That’s what Joe means [when he says], “It’s not about the thing. It’s the thing that gets us to the thing.” It’s culture that interests him.

TVLINE | This is a fictional show, but you’re talking about an object that is very real and a period in history that’s very real. How much do real events play into the first season, like the rise of Apple?

Joe’s aware of Steve Jobs. He knows that he’s working on something very cool on the West coast, and he wants to beat him. Joe believes in himself, believes that he has something to offer, this technology. … Sixty companies were trying to develop computers [at the time] with much more resources than Cardiff Electric. But Joe knows that it doesn’t matter. IBM’s resources, the leagues of white dudes in suits and corporate money and corporate interests – who cares? Who cares about any of that stuff? All we have to do is make the most awesome machine that we could make. And if we succeeded at that, people will want it. Then we’re in. And then we can build the next thing and the next thing and the next thing. Then we’re bringing about the millennium. That’s innovation. That’s the whole spirit that drives Joe MacMillan. And when you know that you’ve got millions of people hungry for this technology that’s going to change their lives, why would I care if Gordon’s feelings are hurt? Why would I care if [Cardiff Electric boss] Bosworth is a little ticked off that I had taken over his company? [Laughs] There’s a bigger purpose. Now, some might say that’s sociopathic, but it all depends on whether or not Joe wins. If he wins, if he succeeds in what he set out to do, then he’s a risk-taker. He’s a pioneer. He’s someone who overcomes obstacles. If he fails, he’s an a–hole.

TVLINE | This might be a question for the producers, but is it just a coincidence that the word “Mac” is in his last name?
Yeah. Question for the producers. I didn’t choose the name. I love it. When I would write emails to them, I would refer to him as the Joe Mac. [Cameron is] Cam Dos.

TVLINE | There’s sort of a slick Don Draper salesman quality to him.
It’s a mask. When I say in the pilot episode, “I’m done doing business like that,” he means it. But that way of doing business is effective. So if I have to wear those shoes to get in the door and then start running this thing the way I want to run it, I’d better wear that mask for a while. But you tell me if you think he’s like Don Draper after Episode 3.

TVLINE | He’s a much darker character than Ned the pie maker. Was that really appealing to you to shed that image?
Like I said, he doesn’t kill people. It’s a different character. I’m so fortunate to have a diverse list of characters put in front of me. Gosh, whenever I’d get one of them, too, I’d think, “Oh, he’s going to be nothing like me.” The very first movie I did was called Soldier’s Girl. The transformation was so great in it that I thought, “I’m never going to recognize myself in that.” But I watch it and I do see myself. I see myself fall in love. I see so much more of myself than I ever expected to see. With Ned, who knows if it’s that the character imprints on you or if it draws things out of you that you didn’t know were there. But yes, I absolutely feel like Ned is me. And after doing a season of this show, I feel like, in a way, I have never been more revealed in a character. I never would have guessed that from reading the pilot. I never would have thought that this man would be so close to who I am, and it really, really turned out to be that. There were times that I thought those writers were in my head and I was like, “Guys, what’s going on? Are you reading my sleepless nights?” [Laughs]

TVLINE | People really connected with Pushing Daisies. They still love it. What do you think it is about the enduring appeal of that show?

I don’t know. I remember doing [press] forPushing Daisies, launching the show, and trying to explain what it was about. “Ned can touch dead people back to life, and if they lived for longer than a minute, then someone else would die. And if I touched them for a second time, then they would die. And I touch my child sweetheart back to life, then I can never touch her again.” It’s a such a only-out-of-the-mind-of-Bryan-Fuller kind of show. It’s one of those magical, odd things. I don’t know what it is. But I do know that I fell in love with Anna Friel, absolutely fell in love with her. I saw her in New York recently because she’s doing a new show this season [NBC’s Odyssey]. We had such high hopes for [Pushing Daisies]. We’re proud of it, made something special. And it means so much to me that people, even if they didn’t discover it at the time, are starting to discover it now because we worked hard on it.

Full interview here.

Happy 32nd birthday Lee!

Mar 25 • by Gel • No CommentsGallery, Lee News, Pushing Daisies

Lee turns 32 today and from us at LPN, I’d like to wish him an amazing birthday!

In honor of his birthday, I’ve also added screencaptures from the second season of Pushing Daisies to the gallery! The captures from the missing episodes will hopefully be uploaded by next week. Enjoy!

Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×01: Bzzzzzzzzz!
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×02: Circus, Circus
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×03: Bad Habits
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×04: Frescorts
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×05: Dim Sum Lose Some
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×06: Oh Oh Oh… It’s Magic
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two > Screencaptures > 2×13: Kerplunk

2 Old Interviews of Lee From Monte Carlo

Nov 8 • by Gel • No CommentsGallery, Interviews, Pushing Daisies

I’ve uploaded 2 old interviews of Lee from Monte Carlo in 2008. How adorable is he in the beginning of the interview with Tele-Loisir?

Screencaptures from both interviews have been added to the gallery.

Screencaptures > Interview with Tele-Loisir
Screencaptures > Interview with Allocine

“Pushing Daisies” Season 1 Caps Complete!

Nov 2 • by Gel • No CommentsGallery, Pushing Daisies

Over the weekend I managed to finish off capping the rest of season one of “Pushing Daisies”. Caps from all 9 episodes are now up in the gallery including ones from the special feature, Pie Time: Time For Pie.

Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×04: Pigeon
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×05: Girth
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×06: Bitches
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×07: The Smell Of Success
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×08: Bitter Sweets
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×09: Corpsicle
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > Pie Time: Time For Pie

“Pushing Daisies” Episodes 1×01 – 1×03 DVD Captures

Oct 29 • by Gel • No CommentsGallery, Pushing Daisies

First set of DVD captures from the first season of “Pushing Daisies” have been added to the gallery. The rest of the season should be uploaded by Monday!

Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×01: Pie-Lette
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×02: Dummy
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One > Screencaptures > 1×03: The Fun In Funeral

“Pushing Daisies” Stills + Promos Added

Oct 26 • by Gel • No CommentsGallery, Pushing Daisies

Stills and promos from both seasons of Pushing Daisies have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season One
Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009) > Season Two

Captures from the show will be posted soon, so stay look out for that.