You only have what’s basically a cameo in the first episode.
There was more to that scene, but Sam found it too mean-spirited, so he cut it out. It involved my character smoking like a train, and some little kid comes up to her and tells her her mommy thinks smoking is dirty. And the kid gets a cup of coffee in the face. It was just too mean. [Laughs] It was funny, but a bit mean. Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite
Lucy Lawless remembers hating the first 'Evil Dead'
"Xena: Warrior Princess" legend Lucy Lawless talks about being the Dean Martin to Bruce Campbell's Jerry Lewis on "Ash vs. Evil Dead," and talks about the upside about getting 120 hours of community service.
Lucy Lawless wasn't so happy with the 1981 horror "The Evil Dead." But never say never: a decade-and-change later she was married to its producer, Robert Tapper, and working with star Bruce Campbell and filmmaker Sam Raimi on the shows "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" followed by her starring role on "Xena: Warrior Princess." Now the gang is back together with “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” the new show that picks up with Campbell’s Ash, the salty, one-handed, demon-battling hero of Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series. Lawless plays Ruby, and though she’s only around a bit in the first few episodes, she soon joins forces to fight the latest apocalypse, even if she’s mostly giving the older but still feisty Ash a hard time.