Lucy's was interviewed with ComicBook.com and it was released on 29 September 2021. Lucy discusses My Life is Murder and a little bit about her going behind the camera for her "Top Secret" project with Renee O'Connor. She also revealed that lost out on a role with Lucasfilm for a character in the Star Wars franchise - this info was originally from the Metro Intereview 27 September 2021.
More information about the "Top Secret" Project can be found here:
- Woman's Day (27 September 2021) Lucy Interview Reveals More About "Top Secret" Project with Renee
- NZ Woman's Weekly: Lucy and Renee Planning on Working Together In "Top Secret" Project
For more information about Lucy's role as Alexa Crowe go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless My Life is Murder subsite.
Now to the interview and the revelation that maybe Lucy lost the gig with Lucasfilm for a role in the Star Wars galaxy because of the fans going into bat for her for the role of Cara Dune in the Mandalorian (I haven't watched the show so I had no clue who Gina Carano was or her role as Cara Dune).
Gina shared several controversial and anti-semitic posts on social media and got more attention that she bargained for. It ignited a firestorm (as it rightly should) Star Wars / Mandalorian fanbase and the fans called for her removal. She was terminated and the producers were going to recast the role. The fans wanted Lucy Lawless to get the role and this is where it may have backfired on Lucy who was in discussions with Lucasfilm for a role in the franchise at the time (not for the role of Cara Dune).
The following was posted on the comicbook.com site about the recasting and Lucy losing a role (not the Cara Dune role) which referenced the Metro Interview with Lucy where she mentioned about not getting the role with Lucasfilm:
In a recent interview with Metro , Lawless revealed that she had been in talks with Lucasfilm for a different role in the Star Wars galaxy, but that the offer might have fallen through due to the fan campaign.
"Well to be honest with you, I was already in discussions about something on - it wasn't The Mandalorian - something Star Wars-affiliated," Lawless revealed. "It might have hurt me in some way because then they couldn't hire me because it would seem to be pandering to... I'm just guessing here, I don't know anything, but in some ways, it can be unhelpful, because if they pander to this fan group, then how are you going to pander to every other fan group, do you know what I mean?"
"I became political and I had nothing to do with the discussion," she continued. "But that’s the way the world is and they meant it out of love, and I thank the fans for their fealty to me. I haven’t thought about that since, so it hasn’t given me any pain, but that was my thought at the time, like, ooh, this makes me look like a political appointment, and not an actress."
You can read the full article and video here:
For more information about Lucy's role as Alexa Crowe go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless My Life is Murder subsite