Lucy Lawless is attracting a lot of attention for her latest
character -- not that the New Zealand actress isn't used to recognition.
Lucky for the cast, Spartacus is a thrilling mix of gritty violence
and graphic imagery to distract viewers from any blemished bodies.
In fact, with the world of gladiators largely produced in post-production, one might assume it a challenge for actors.
don't think about it at all; your imagination kind of fills in the
blanks but its just gorgeous to see the finished product," said
Lawless. "It's not like Avatar, where the whole world is CGI.
have really big, practical sets that you can climb up and balconies --
it's really solidly constructed -- so it's not all imagined; not playing
everything to a tennis ball on a stick like we used to in the old days."
No matter how it's put together, Spartacus seems destined to be Lawless' third sci-fi success. Starz, the series' U.S. distributor has already ordered a second season.
It seems that in 2010, audiences are as fascinated by gladiators as ever.
"It satisfies some sort of blood lust we have," said Lawless of the series' timeliness.
if you took away all the boobs and all the blood and all the special
effects, it's just a thrill ride from start to finish."
News submitted by Barbara Davies.