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Watch: American Gods' Kristin Chenoweth on sharing the limelight with Jesus

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Jan 8, 2019, 11:00 AM EST (Updated)

If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman, you're likely counting down the days until April 30, when his Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel, American Gods, finally comes to Starz. If you're also a fan of Bryan Fuller, then you're probably doubling over with excitement to see how his vision fits with Gaiman's. And if you're particularly a fan of Fuller's quirky fantasy detective TV series, Pushing Daisies, then you have even more reason to be brimming: Kristin Chenoweth.

For the first time since 2009, when she played endearing pie-making partner Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies, Chenoweth is back working with Fuller. So we had to ask her about such a renowned reunion in our interview above. Of course, we also took the opportunity to pepper her with questions about Starz's new 8-episode TV series, the first proper onscreen adaptation of Gaiman's fan favorite.

On the show, Chenoweth plays the old Germanic goddess, Easter (née Ēostre), one of the American Gods who has relocated from the old country, and lost much of their power and influence as humanity's desire and interest has fostered and bolstered ever more powerful new Gods, like Media and Technology. So we also asked Chenoweth what it's like to play such a uniquely complex character, especially since Easter's already very alive in the minds of Gaiman fans.

Check out Chenoweth's inside scoop below, then let us know which God you're most excited to see resurrected on the show.