March 2017 Archives

29 March 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY LAWLESS and a special note from Starship and Lucy!

Received a note today in regards to Lucy's birthday from Starship -  Lucy has donated her birthday as a way to raise money for Starship! If you would like to celebrate Lucy's birthday and also help the kids, check out the info below! 

Lucy Lawless has been a longstanding supporter of Starship and this year she's decided to celebrate her own birthday in aid of Starship. Lucy has asked her family, friends and fans to donate to Starship instead of buying her a gift.

Lucy says "Miracles happen every day at Starship, I know this from my visits there from time to time. To be able to give back is truly rewarding."




22 March 2017

Upcoming Event: Edmund Rice Dinner at St Peter’s College Fundraiser 11 May 2017

Looks like Lucy will be the guest speaker at the Edmund Rice Dinner - St Peter's College Fundraiser

Guest speaker: Lucy Lawless Date: 11 May 2017 Auckland




20 March 2017

TVLine Looks Back at Xena's Musical Episode The Bitter Suite


TV Line is looking at tv shows with musical episodes - Supergirl and The Flash are meeting up for a musical episode so it thus TVLine has decided to look back at some of their favourites from their favourite TV Shows and naturally Xena is on that list! They chose The Bitter Suite.

Speaking of The Bitter Suite there was a fan version created soon after that was just HYSTERICAL and so good. I saw the tape (yes kiddies, proper VHS tape...did horrible things when you copied it over and over to the color of the episodes as well...ah memories). I'm not sure where it's located now but we really should archive it some place. Anyhoo....TVLine had this to say about The Bittle Suite. I also added some clips from the episode.

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You can check out more episode stills from the episode here


You can view my Xena Episode Art for The Bitter Suite here

ImageThe Bitter Suite was also the episode that had the GabDrag...horrible imagery but Gabrielle proved indistructable.

2. Xena: Warrior Princess: “The Bitter Suite” (Season 3, Episode 12) How do you mend a broken friendship between two women when each believe the other is responsible for her child’s death? Xena goes the non-Jerry Springer route, sending its characters to the land of Illusia, where their hatred is manifested into a nightmarish enemy that can only be defeated with the power of forgiveness — and song, of course. (If I’m being totally honest, a part of me really wanted to make this my No. 1 pick, but I didn’t feel like getting buried alive by the internet.)










19 March 2017

Magazine Scan: NZ Woman’s Weekly 20 February 2017

Image636255503731300634The New Zealand Woman’s Weekly went behind the scenes at the Go Red For Women Event on February 9, 2017 in New York.

NZ Woman’s Weekly
20 February 2017 Issue

Less warrior princess and more screen siren, Lucy Lawless looks smokin’ hot! The Kiwi star walked down the runway in the name of charity at a New York Fashion Week event. The 48-year-old’s red gown was part of a colllection being shown by the American Heart Association in an effort to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Juliette Lewis (43) joined the models and Katie Holmes (38) was the host.



Watch Lucy at the Event


Lucy attended the Go Red for Women event which seeks to highlight the dangers of heart disease in women. Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer – that’s a sobering thought isn’t it?

Go Red For Women official site is located here:

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.



18 March 2017

Wish Lucy a happy birthday on AUSXIP Talking Xena

Wish Lucy a happy birthday on AUSXIP Talking Xena – Lucy’s 49th birthday is on 28 March.


Come to AUSXIP Talking Xena and wish Lucy Lawless a Happy Birthday!

Leave your birthday wishes for Lucy and they will be passed on to her when the thread is closed.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are not currently a member of the AUSXIP Talking Xena message board, you must first register as a member before you can post your message.

All birthday wishes will be monitored.

The AUSXIP Talking Xena staff



16 March 2017

Lucy To Perform at The Actors’ Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala April 2, 2017 in New Zealand

Image636252891204728119Press Release – Pop Up Globe

In association with Actors Equity, we proudly announce a special one-time-only event The Actors’ Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala at 4pm on Sunday, 2 April, featuring a stellar line-up of New Zealand entertainers including Dave Dobbyn, Lucy Lawless, …PRESS RELEASE



The Actors’ Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala

Dave Dobbyn | Lucy Lawless | Shona Laing | Dynamotion | Jennifer Ward-Lealand
… many others

4pm Sunday, 2 April

Tickets on sale NOW via Eventfinda

  • Upper Gallery Seats: $80.00
  • Middle Gallery Seats: $100.00
  • Lower Gallery Seats: $60.00
  • Groundlings: $30.00

Pop-up Globe is the home of great things. Great battles, great spectacles, great love affairs, great comedy, great costumes and GREAT IDEAS.

Today at the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, we’re delighted to reveal one more great thing.

In association with Actors Equity, we proudly announce a special one-time-only event The Actors’ Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala at 4pm on Sunday, 2 April, featuring a stellar line-up of New Zealand entertainers including Dave Dobbyn, Lucy Lawless, Shona Laing, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and many others.

The Pop-up Globe company has gifted the venue to Actors’ Equity and all profits will go direct to the Actors Benevolent Fund – a not-for profit charity established in 2013 to provide assistance to professional performers who, due to injury, illness or disability are unable to work, either temporarily or in some cases for the rest of their lives.

The special 90-minute show, MCd by comedian Michele A’Court, will be in the format of a variety gala and feature our own royal family of entertainers. From Music and dance to poetry and comedy, this event will have something for everyone.

A highlight will see Music Hall of Famer Shona Laing sing her chart topper (I’m Glad) I’m Not a Kennedy for the very first time with the backing of a live strings section. The 1985 hit reached number two in NZ, and number 14 in the US rock charts – one of the most successful singles by a Kiwi artist ever.

A further highlight of the gala will be Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless singing The Hollies hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.

Confirmed artists and acts appearing during this performance are: Michele A’Court, Dave Dobbyn, Lucy Lawless, the Jubilation Choir, Shona Laing, Dynamotion, Stephen Lovatt, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, James Roque, Jesse Griffin, Tandi Wright, Fiona Samuel and The Black Quartet.

Pop-up Globe artistic director Dr Miles Gregory says he’s very proud to be supporting New Zealand actors through an initiative instigated by the theatre’s musical director Paul McLaney.

“Pop-up Globe is a theatre that puts actors and their relationship with our audience at the heart of our work. Yet away from the glamour and the cheers of the crowd, actors need our support even more,” says Dr Gregory. “I’m very proud that we are hosting this marvellous event, and it’s the perfect way for us all to support the wider acting community by enjoying an afternoon with some of NZ’s finest performers in a very special setting.”

The Benevolent Fund – administered by the Fundraising Committee and Board – provides financial and practical assistance to those in need. Medical expenses may be directly met by the fund, pharmaceutical bills settled, or essential items purchased. In some cases, there may also be provision available for the care of children or family dependants of those performers in need.

Veteran actor Sam Neill, a patron of the fund, has thrown his weight behind the gala event.

“The performing arts can be immensely rewarding, and often just as cruel,” he says. “Inevitably there are many casualties when sadly, later in life, many actors are left in poverty and distress…

“In this fragile industry the Actors’ Benevolent Fund is a way to redress the balance and give back to those in need. The generosity of performers is legendary – very often they donate their skills and work for free. This is a mark of us growing up as an industry: performers looking after performers.”

Equity NZ president and performer Ward-Lealand says the New Zealand Actors’ Benevolent Fund was established to provide a support base for actors of all ages and stages who, due to injury, illness or disability, are unable to do their work – offering discreet and confidential support when it’s needed most.

“Actors’ Benevolent Funds are commonplace overseas and we are proud to be standing alongside these time-honoured institutions, many of which have been around for decades.

“Actors live precarious existences and there are many factors that add to the challenges of the profession. Your attendance at our Gala Afternoon – and enjoyment of some of the best of New Zealand’s performing arts community – will help us to build this fund and give back to the profession that gives so much to audiences around the country. We look forward to seeing you there!”

This is a one-time-only event so tickets are strictly limited and will sell-out quickly.
Bookings through & Eventfinda

Upper Gallery Seats: $80.00
Middle Gallery Seats: $100.00
Lower Gallery Seats: $60.00
Groundlings: $30.00



14 March 2017

Video of Lucy at Australian LGBTI Awards

There are two short videos of Lucy at the Australian LGBTI Awards which were held at the Sydney Opera House last week.


Many thanks to Barbara for the news



9 March 2017

Hilarious Lucy's Hidden Personalities Video Clips

Lucy is one of the few actors who can laugh at herself and behave like she just don't care. It's very funny. Check out her latest video clips from her official Facebook page while she was trying on wigs for Season 3 of Ash Vs Evil Dead - it's those wigs, they bring out Goofy Meg :)




9 March 2017

Cool International Women's Day Drawing of Lucy NZ Herald



8 March 2017

International Women’s Day: Lucy Lawless Speaks Out NZ Herald March 7, 2017

The NZ herald has an article about International Women’s Day and Lucy is featured as part of the Five well-known Kiwi women have their say for International Women's Day article.

Lucy Lawless

Image636245552908779827Who is your favourite heroine and why?

Wairaka. Being from Mt Albert, I would walk home from school over the mountain, Owairaka. She was on the plaque at the gate to the pa. Wairaka was a real life warrior princess who arrived in the Bay of Plenty at the time of The Great Migration from Hawaiki. She saved the women of her tribe by seizing the paddles of the adrift canoe, which was tapu to women, and steered them back to shore. The town of Whakatane, which means "act as a man" is named after her. She later settled in Tamaki Makaurau and as a kid, I felt inspired by her. She was valiant and free-thinking.

What was the greatest victory of the women's rights movement?

Universal suffrage.

What issue most needs to be worked on?

Access to birth control and education about natural family planning in countries where birth control is not widely practicable for reasons sociological, religious and poverty related.

What is one instance you've encountered sexism in your own life?

I have five brothers and my mother said I didn't know I was a girl 'til age 8. I don't complain much about sexism. Probably it worked in reverse for me. My Kiwi bloke-ishness went against me in Hollywood. Not "feminine" enough.


What do you think the world would be like if all the top positions were held by women?

Unbalanced. No need to be greedy. Fifty percent will do nicely. And it's gonna be great.


Read the full article here



8 March 2017

Lucy Interview Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Lucy attended the 2017 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras where she took park in the parade on the back of a Holden Ute and also was interviewed by the hosts of the Mardi Gras telecast on Australian TV SBS station


The Interview


Lucy In the Parade - No sound - I removed the music and radio adverts



8 March 2017

New Server!

We are now on the new server and if you can read this, then you are also on the new server!

Thank you for your patience whilst we were moving in our new abode :) The new server is faster and will last us for many years.




8 March 2017

Video: Lucy in the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Lucy was a guest at the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which is held in Sydney every year in March. She was driven around in a Holden Ute (Utility).

I snipped the video of Lucy In the Parade - No sound - I removed the music and radio adverts