November 2014 Archives

28 November 2014

Social Media Photo Roundup: Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight

Here’s a couple of pics from twitter related to Lucy’s upcoming theatre show “Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight”.

You can find out more about Lucy’s role by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight subsite -

Nothing like an evil @Starbucks with @reallucylawless #Maleficent #PrincePhillip #@pasplayhouse #SleepingBeauty

A photo posted by Garrett Clayton (@garrettclayton1) on


 

 

25 November 2014

Adventure Time Clip with Lucy's Voice Over as the Queen Of the Ants - EW Exclusive

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EW has a clip from Adventure Time (Lucy does the voice over of the Queen of the Ants).

Click on the image to watch the clip

Xena fans rejoice! The hit Cartoon Network series Adventure Time celebrates Thanksgiving this week with four new episodes—and on Friday, the animated show will feature guest voice Lucy Lawless. Lawless plays the militaristic Queen of the Ants, who drafts Finn into the never-ending battle between ants, worms, and flies. Somehow, this all has something to do with dental care.

Watch the clip below; new episodes of Adventure Time air Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. (There will also be a Finn and Jake float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday. No shortage of Adventure Time this week, is what we’re getting at.)


 

 

24 November 2014

New Photo of Lucy as Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight

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Check out the new promo for Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight. Lucy is Carabosse, the evil fairy, in the panto that will be on at the Pasadena Playhouse on 10 December through to 4 January. You can find out more about Lucy’s role by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight subsite

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced that Lucy will be in the cast of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight in Pasadena from 10 December to 04 January 2015.


You can read the press release here

You can buy tickets for all performances here


An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” – Los Angeles Times.

Before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday carolers, crafts, activities, games, Santa Claus and photo opportunities.

GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $50.00 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only) with a special onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises, a SLEEPING BEAUTY collectible poster, and one free photo with Santa!


 

 

22 November 2014

Why It Matters What a Female Action Hero Wears - Washington Post 20 November

Katniss Everdeen doesn’t dress to impress. The heroine of “The Hunger Games” movies is occasionally forced to don a pretty gown, but generally speaking Jennifer Lawrence’s character doesn’t make sartorial statements — she makes physical ones. She runs and hunts and shoots down planes with arrows, and in her earth-toned cargo pants and jackets, the feats are the focus.

That’s not often the case with female action heroes, who are somehow supposed to take down bad guys while oozing sex appeal. Katniss wasn’t the first femme-fighter to buck the trend, but when she first graced the big screen in 2012, she was the first in quite some time. And others seem to be following suit: In “Lucy,” “Divergent” and the upcoming “Jupiter Ascending,” the focus has shifted from the protagonist’s skin to her skill.

How did we get here? Take a look at the (by no means exhaustive) evolution of the female action hero over the last 40 years.

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Years: Heroine1995-2001

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Unlike Nikita, the protagonist of this television series stood out because she looked like she could actually overpower people. Lucy Lawless had played an Amazon before taking on this role of a warlord-turned-vigilante. But as the heroine got buffer, her outfits got smaller: She, like Leia, also sported a metal bikini at times.

Read more of the article


 

 

18 November 2014

MaryD Art - Xena The Warlord

New art by MaryD of Lucy Lawless as Xena The Warlord before she was set on the road to redemption by Hercules.

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Click here for more of MaryD's Xena artwork


 

 

15 November 2014

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight TV Promo

Here’s the first promo for Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight with Lucy as Carabosse! For more on Lucy’s role as Carabosse in the Lythgo Family Productions of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight at the Pasadena Playhouse, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty Subsite

Are you going to the show and would like to submit a brief review? Contact MaryD


 

 

12 November 2014

Lucy Lawless NZ Herald Column: When The Star Becomes Fan of a Fan 12 November 2014

This month’s Lucy’s column is devoted to the Xenaverse and why fans do what they do. The online version should be up soon.

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for more of Lucy’s articles, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Columnist subpage


 

 

8 November 2014

Lucy Confirms 2015 Xena Convention + Photo Ops & Auto - Appearing Saturday!

ImageLucy has confirmed that she will be at the last official Xena convention in Burbank! The following was posted on Creation’s Official Convention Page. She will be appearing on Saturday instead of Sunday. Renee will also be appearing on Saturday so it looks like they will farewell the fans together.

LUCY LAWLESS: The internationally iconic character of Xena made Lucy a superstar and a true fan favorite. It has been our honor to have been working with this amazingly gifted performer for so many years, including producing her musical concerts in the US and London which was a major highlight of our career. It is a pleasure to present her at the very final Official Xena Convention.

Lucy has graciously agreed to appear on Saturday and will be doing autographs and photo ops (including tentatively some nice surprises in terms of duo shots). We will have more info on tickets for autographs and photo ops in the days to come and will send out a bulletin about this when they go on sale but we wanted everyone to know that LUCY IS IN!

Click here for more about the con


 

 

8 November 2014

Interview: Lucy Lawless Continues Her Fight Against Oil Drilling and Climate Change Al Jazeera America 6 November 2014

While in New York for the NYCC, Lucy took time out to be interviewed by Al Jazeera America about her fight against oil drilling and climate change. Check out the video below. See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia of Lucy’s Shell Protest and for more information about Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite

 


 

 

7 November 2014

Lucy on Al Jazeera America TODAY at 8:45 PM PT / 11:45 PM ET

Heads up for US fans: here is an update to the NY interview Lucy did with Al Jazeera America when she was in New York for the NYCC


 

 

7 November 2014

New Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Promo Poster

Lythgoe Panto and Pasadena Playhouse have released a new poster featuring Lucy as Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight show. The show runs from 10 December to 4 January 2015.

For more on Lucy’s role as Carabosse at the Pasadena Playhouse, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty Subsite


 

 

4 November 2014

Interview: Lucy Talks to Film International about The Code 31 October 2014

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Still Powerful in the Political: Lucy Lawless on The Code

Film International
31 October 2014

Lucy Lawless is no stranger to television. She has traversed time itself from swords and sandals (Xena: Warrior Princess, 1995-2001, filmed in her home country, New Zealand) and science-fiction (Battlestar Galactica, 2005-2009) to dramas down under in Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake (2013) and now Shelley Birse’s The Code (2014). The Code concerns a political cover-up involving aboriginal teens injured in a car crash. Offering an exploration into the cultural complexities of Australia, The Code connects to a piece Lawless penned for The New Zealand Herald on the “aboriginal handshake.”

Touching on the archetypal cornerstones of corruption and journalistic attempts to uncover the truth, The Code is the latest foreign import to fill BBC Four’s Saturday evening 9pm slot, diversifying British broadcast scheduling to showcase international television drama. Open to all UK viewers and therein void of an attempt to hold them to ransom (unlike its rival, the SKY Broadcasting Company), the BBC has branched out from European-based drama to take in a wider and valuable world perspective.

In conversation with Film International’s Paul Risker, Lawless revealed the importance of an early Disney animation in her journey to the screen; her initial impressions of The Code, and the opportunity it afforded her to play a character unique in contrast to all of her onscreen identities; as well as reflecting on The Code‘s place within modern storytelling and its pursuit to tell an honest story.

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1 November 2014

First Photo of Lucy as Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight

Yowza! Now that is quite a photo! This photo was released via the Official Pasadena Playhouse Facebook Page. For more on Lucy’s role as Carabosse in the Lythgo Family Productions of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight at the Pasadena Playhouse, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty Subsite

 


 

 

About Carabosse

CARABOSSE: extremely evil fairy who hates the Kingdom and Aurora, gets booed by the audience throughout but must be able to control them, interacts with the audience

**Description from backstage.com casting call

 

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced that Lucy will be in the cast of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight in Pasadena from 10 December to 04 January 2015.

You can read the press release here

You can buy tickets for all performances here

An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” – Los Angeles Times.

Before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday carolers, crafts, activities, games, Santa Claus and photo opportunities.
GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $50.00 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only) with a special onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises, a SLEEPING BEAUTY collectible poster, and one free photo with Santa!