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Griffiths Talks About TV Character

September 9, 2002

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Rachel Griffiths says her character on HBO’s ``Six Feet Under,″ the promiscuous, pot-smoking Brenda, is a much better person than she seems.

``The thing you just have to know about Brenda is that her good intention is there,″ Griffiths tells Entertainment Weekly for its Sept. 13 issue.

``She actually has a clear and apparent humanity, you know? She’d jump in and pull out the drowning child, while the nicer people sitting around would go, ’Oh my God, there’s a child in the river! Do something!‴

The 33-year-old Australian is nominated for an Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her work. The show, about a family that runs a funeral home, is up for a leading 23 Emmys when the awards are given out Sept. 22.

In January, Griffiths won a supporting-actress Golden Globe for the role. In 1999, she was nominated for a best-actress Oscar for ``Hilary and Jackie.″

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