INTERVIEW: Ellen Greene Touches on Cult Favorite Pushing Daisies

Ellen_Greene2On Wednesday night, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror held their 39th Annual Saturn Awards in a beautiful ballroom in the hills of Burbank, California. Even though the sun had yet to set, the stars were out and they were shining.

We were lucky enough to get a moment to speak with the legendary Ellen Greene, who is currently on the show Hannibal, but I think many will remember her from the short-lived, but unbelievably incredible show Pushing Daisies. If you’re a child of the ’80’s (like me), you may even remember her from cult classic Little Shop of Horrors. I will apologize to the Hannibal “Fannibal’s” now. The interview started to talk about Hannibal, but really took a turn to Pushing Daisies. It’s so great to see that Ellen Greene loves it just as much as the fans, and she mentions the possibility of a Pushing Daisies feature film? A musical perhaps? I know the Piemaker was just a character Lee Pace played, but if there is anybody out there who could touch that project and resurrect it from the dead, I would be eternally grateful. I can think of plenty of terrible TV shows that could take its place in the underworld.

Okay, so (Pushing Daisies and Hannibal Executive Producer) Bryan Fuller isn’t actually working on green lighting a Pushing Daisies movie, but with the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign success, I think Pushing Daisies could follow in Ms. Mars’ lead. Ellen Greene was at the awards to accept the award for Best DVD Special Edition Release for Little Shop of Horrors: The Directors Cut. Check out the interview with Ellen Greene below.

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Photo Credit: John Singh/Saturn Awards

Reporter: Christi Kassity

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  1. Eric /

    Great interview. As a french, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk a bit with Ellen Greene after a concert she gave in 2005 in London. She’s just adorable and witty.

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