I had a somewhat epic interview with Lucy Lawless earlier this week. We talked about everything fro “Spartacus” to “Celebrity Duets.” She was dropping all sorts of wonderful “Spartacus” tidbits, praising “Xena” fans (and discussing the trouble with a “Xena” reunion movie) and said certain reality stars need to go eat some pie. A taste of the interview below.
Do you have a favorite part about playing Lucretia?
Oh, oh yeah. It’s the challenge of it: Can I make her wickedness completely real and relatable that you can see where she’s coming from? If she seems like a logical person, then I can make her wickedness your problem and I relish that. I aim to make the audience complicit in my crimes by making her as fully real as possible. She’s not all bad and she’s not all good; she’s a complete mixture because I believe we all are. It makes me cringe when people call her a villainess because she’s not; she’s anyone.