Lucy Lawless discusses Spartacus
Lawless heads to the past in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
by Fred Topel
Jan 21, 2010

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.

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