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We caught up with 'Xena' creator Steven L. Sears at an Infolist party in Beverly Hills.

Xena: Warrior Princess" stormed TV screens across the world from 1995 to 2001, breaking new grounds for female TV characters. Lucy Lawless embodied this fearless warrior and enchanted a swarm of fans, who continued to be loyal long after the sixth and final season aired. How did this character come about in the nineties, before there was such a thing as a fight for gender equality in Hollywood and a conversation about diversity? We caught up with show writer and producer Steven L. Sears at an Infolist party in Beverly Hills, celebrating the Cannes Film Festival that is in full swing in France.

"It’s hard to say I was inspired, I just thought that’s the way it should be written," says Sears, reflecting on the enduring legacy of his "Xena." "I didn’t realize until much later that writing real female characters reflecting the strong women I knew in my life was unique in the business," he adds.

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