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 Sci Fi Wire

19 August 2005

Lawless Open To Cameo Roles

Lucy Lawless told SCI FI Wire that she'd welcome future cameo roles in the upcoming Evil Dead movies or in the third Spider-Man movie, which are being produced by her husband, Rob Tapert, and family friend Sam Raimi, but added that nothing's set yet. The former Xena: Warrior Princess star made a brief cameo appearance in the first Spider-Man film as a punk rocker in a scene shot in New York City. "That was fun," Lawless said in an interview. "I threw on a wig and did it. Who knows if I'll get a chance to do it again?"

Spider-Man director Raimi was one of the executive producers of Xena during its six seasons, as was Lawless' husband, Tapert, who is still Raimi's business partner.

Tapert and Raimi are also producing two upcoming Evil Dead movies, based on their original 1970s films. "Well, who wouldn't want to be in an Evil Dead movie?" Lawless said. Even as a zombie, Lawless said she would make an appearance, but she added that she's not pushing her husband or lobbying her friend Raimi for a role.

"It doesn't even occur to me [to] think like that," Lawless said. "It's more like, 'What are we having for dinner, and where are the kids?' Also, people think that it's so easy, that you should be able to lean on your family and friends for jobs or whatever. Or they should be making things for you, and it just doesn't work like that. And to ensure the health of your relationship, you just stay away from that kind of thinking."