The pilot (or “Pie-Lott”) of Pushing Daisies featured the supercute Kristin Chenoweth as Olive. She was sassy and sported retro dresses that showed off her covetous curves. But when the second episode rolled around, I was completely confused by her new ‘do. Her long locks were suddenly chopped off — with no explanation — and I actually checked to see if Kristin had been replaced by Amy Sedaris.
Can’t you see it? Does it confuse you as much as it does me? In fact, in each episode — I keep waiting to hear Amy’s voice come out whenever Olive speaks. But what frustrates me more is that they’ve NEVER explained why she suddenly chopped off her long locks. The short hair totally suits Kristin and makes her eyes pop, but I just want a reason as to why she started one way in the pilot and ended up an Amy Sedaris clone the following week.
Was she trying to get Ned’s [Lee Pace*] attention away from long-haired Chuck? Maybe she tried cooking him something and there were flames, flames on the sides of her face? Did she have a flat-iron incident go terribly wrong?
I realize that this is a rather random thing to be concerned about when the show asks you to accept the premise of a man who can bring things back from the dead, but only for a minute lest someone else loses their life. It’s like being annoyed with Chris Tucker’s outfit in <i>The Fifth Element</i>. Alas, it is an itch that I need scratched — so, answers please!
(* And honestly, who wouldn’t want Ned’s attention.
As per Caroline Dhavernas:
[Lee Pace] doesn’t have to say a word and he just oozes sexiness. The other day he called me over the phone because we were supposed to meet up to go see a movie and he says (affects a raspy, sexy voice) “Hi, how are you?” and he was just being normal. And I [thought] “Oh my god, why am I feeling like someone is seducing me right now?” (laughs) He’s just that way, he’s a lucky man.