SCOOBY-DOO star Linda Cardellini is enjoying support from a new set of fans since landing her role in hit medical drama ER - single mothers.

The 29-year-old actress plays struggling single mum SAMANTHA TAGGART in the show, and she's thrilled with the number of women in the same situation she's touched.

She says, "I get a lot of great fan mail from single parents. Being a nurse is not an uncommon job for woman who are single and raising kids. It's must be the hardest job in the world."

But there's one element of the job which Cardellini admits she'll probably never like - the blood.

She adds, "I'm still a little squeamish. At six in the morning, it's hard to look into an open chest cavity!"

07/01/2005 02:46