Starz' new series Spartacus: Blood and Sand
is a Xena reunion wet dream. Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert are producing
the series with Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, the wife of the owner of a
gladiator camp. The show promises pay cable level blood and sex, and
yes, nudity all around. We joined a cluster of reporters clamoring for
the scoop from Lucy Lawless over the summer.
Q: What is Lucretia doing in relation to Spartacus' eventual rebellion?
Lucy Lawless: She
takes up with one of the gladiators, and he's in love with a slave and
the stakes are so high because if Lucretia finds out that her lover has
a genuine love for her slave, it's going to be curtains and she's going
to have a new wig. I'm always wearing these wigs, kind of a Roman power
thing. She's red and then you see she's blonde.
Q: Was that fun or a pain?
Lucy Lawless: Look,
if it's good for the show then I don't even question it. It's whatever
the role needs. It's kind of a pain actually. If I really thought about
it, it would be a pain but there's nothing I can do.
News submitted by Barbara Davies.