At least someone in the media making some sense about this Shell Advert Lucy did when she was 20 years old in 1988 (NOT early 1990's as Shell has been spreading) Lucy fans have known about this advert for a VERY VERY VERY LONG time so it's nothing new but is it really a shock horror kind of thing to the general joe public..not really but Shell would like you to think it is. I've had this advert up on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless site or on AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless channel for quite a while. It's not new, it's not shocking, it's an advert of a young woman starting out and having a paying gig.
Lucy commented on this advert and the Shell beatup of it:
"I remembered only when we were up there (the rig) that I actually did. I was pumping gas and somebody, and I don't think it was me, said `it's the fuel of the future'. I don't think it was my character but I always remember that line. And ah, sadly it isn't the fuel to take us into the future, we've got to get something clean."
What an absolute beat up over something so innocuous as a paying gig for a 20 year old.
The following is from AdWeek
Lucy Lawless got arrested this week, but not for any of the usual sad/funny/pathological celebrity reasons. The actress, whom Adweek interviewed earlier this month, joined a Greenpeace protest of Shell's drilling practices and stormed a ship, and now she's being charged with burglary. Top that, Susan Sarandon! Seems she's changed her stance since she appeared as a gas station attendant in a Shell commercial, although a gig she took as a struggling actor 20 years ago isn't really a valid counterpoint against any principles she's gained since then. And even if her actions were a hypocritical left turn, have you seen the ad? I'd be carrying a grudge too if that crap show was on my résumé.
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