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        8 January 2012

Liam McIntyre has big sandals to fill on 'Spartacus: Vengeance' - LA Times 8 Jan 2012

ImageLiam McIntyre has big sandals to fill on 'Spartacus: Vengeance'

The 29-year-old Aussie steps into the Starz series for Andy Whitfield, who died of cancer last year.

It's 10 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and Liam McIntyre has just posed one of the most serious questions facing actors like him who often have to bare their beefcake physique clad in nothing but a shred of a loin cloth.

"What happened to six-minute abs?" the Aussie inquired by phone. "No, really, I want to know."

This from a man who finds himself in three-hour gym sessions four times a week to convincingly portray the brawny, lead role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Vengeance." His devotion to muscling up is not just vanity: It suggests his desire to prove himself worthy. After all, he has big sandals to fill.

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