Why Lucy Lawless Calls Spartacus the Scariest Project She’s Done


Lawless additionally calls Lucretia her greatest position …

Lucy Lawless in Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Lucy Lawless has performed numerous large, daring characters over the years and whereas all possible got here with their very own set of distinctive challenges, she does have one she considers the scariest of the bunch. With her new movie, The Spine of Night, premiering at SXSW 2021, Lawless joined us for an episode of Collider Connected to debate her expertise making that ultra-violent Rotoscope characteristic and in addition to look again on her earlier days in the trade to debate how they paved the method to the place she is at the moment.

While discussing the forms of alternatives that got here her manner after Xena: Warrior Princess got here to a detailed and the way she climbed out of the field the trade tried to place her in, Lawless emphasised the significance and necessity of being courageous. “Keep doing things that scare you because, by golly, if you live to be 80, you’re gonna look back on all this and go, ‘Wow, none of that mattered, but boy did I have a good time,’ so be brave.”

With that in thoughts, one may surprise, what’s the position that referred to as for the most bravery from Lawless herself? When requested, she instantly pinpointed Lucretia from Spartacus:

“Probably Lucretia. [That] was pretty damn scary. Xena was scary on that physical level because it was just relentless and I hated the action. I just hate fighting. But again, I didn’t have an option to hate it so I didn’t indulge that. But Spartacus was very difficult for – you know, that whole nudity thing is quite counter to one’s nature and to our culture.”

Lucy Lawless in Spartacus: Blood and Sand

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Lawless performed Lucretia in Blood and Sand, Gods of the Arena and Vengeance, delving into the character’s aptitude for deception, seduction and doing no matter it takes to additional her social and political agendas. Lawless continued:

“I was just watching Gods of the Arena the other night. My husband had it on because we’ve been through everything else online. Everything you can stream, we’ve seen and so we went back and watched our old show and, my goodness, that was really hardcore, very rich storytelling, so that was probably the scariest. And the best role.”

Looking for extra from Lawless on her prolonged record of credit? Check out her episode of Collider Connected under to listen to extra about her expertise engaged on Xena, her run on Ash vs. Evil Dead, why The Spine of Night was an particularly distinctive animated characteristic to work on and masses extra.

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