iF Magazine Interview: LUCY LAWLESS GETS DOWN AND DIRTY IN THE ARENA FOR 'SPARTACUS'
The XENA star talks her new role in the gladiator series, sex scenes, new technology and fans
Lucy Lawless is still dearly beloved for her star turn as XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, which ran in syndication for six years. After doing a whole range of other roles, and touring in concert, Lawless is now playing another woman of the ancient world: Lucretia, wife of to the owner of a gladiator training camp in Starz’s new series SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND.
There are big differences between both the series and the characters, however. Xena fought mostly for good (despite a questionable past) among mythic gods and monsters, and the series was shot on New Zealand locations. Lucretia, like most Romans of her day, believes slaves are less than human and SPARTACUS is darkly dramatic, shot against green screens in New Zealand studios so that epic backgrounds can be supplied by CGI.
Lawless talks with us about both the new show and loyal longtime fans.
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