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New Idea
(New Zealand)

1 December 2001

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Lucy's shock pregnancy


It's hard to believe, but Lucy Lawless is already nearly six months pregnant.

Lucy Lawless, of Xena, Warrior Princess fame is overjoyed that she is pregnant with a little warrior prince or princess of her own but Hollywood has been taken by surprise.

The Kiwi superstar and her husband, producer Rob Tapert, are expecting another child, according to her American publicist. Lucy and Rob already have a two-year-old son called Julius and Lucy has a 13-year-old daughter, Daisy, from her first marriage. There has been no word on the sex of the of the expected baby. in late April or early May.

Photos taken just last week (left) showed barely a bulge in Lucy's elegant white dress as she attended the world premiere of the movie Spy Game The 33-year-old has said in recent interviews that she would love another child, so this will be the icing on the cake for the for the actress, who recently appeared in The X-Files in the US as a genetically aftered super soldier, an. the plot left it open for Lucy to return. her publicist says she won't be back. It was Lucy s role as Xena, Warrior Princess That shot her to fame. Coincidentally, her former Hercules counterpart, Kevin Sorbo, I The pregnancy has not been without mishap mishap, as Lucy has only recently recovered from a skiing accident in which she broke a rib.

It's not known how Lucy's the smash hit play The Vagina Monologues, in which she plays the starring role. The Vagina Monologues is based on sexual self-discovery. Internationally! it has featured many strong-willed actresses taking the lead role, including Glenn Close and Gillian Anderson. Lucy says her priorities have changed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

But she and Rob are still planning to spend Christmas in Michigan.

By Vicky Tyler



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