I realize that a substantial portion of the audience for the Spartacus series consists of people interested in the gladiator’s physiques and what they can do with them. I don’t deny that they are awfully nice to look at and exciting to enjoy vicariously as they maim and kill their enemies in full ’300′-style’ blood-spattered glory. But the single actor who drew me to Spartacus is a woman–Lucy Lawless as ‘Lucretia,” former mistress of the House of Batiatus.
Since we last saw her, Lucretia’s life has been turned upside down and spun around. As Lawless described it at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con:
“She’s going through a terrible time and she has to claw, tooth and nail to just get any kind of status,” says Lawless. “She’s lost everything: hope, her husband, her baby, her nuclear status. And in Roman society, that’s a long slow suicide for a woman. But she is a survivor. Nobody is going to get her down for long.” – Lucy Lawless on Spartacus: Vengeance (January 2011)
Sounds extremely juicy, don’t you agree?
Check out all the videos here including the FULL Spartacus Panel from the event in Southern California.
Spartacus: Vengeance – San Diego Comic-Con 2011 FULL Panel
Spartacus: Vengeance – Comic-Con Teaser
SDCC Insider interviews Lucy Lawless (Lucretia)
Spartacus: Vengeance – Lucy Lawless Interview
Ellen Hollman (Skateland) has landed the new female warrior role on Starz’s Spartacus, whose upcoming second season will be titled Spartacus: Vengance. Hollman will play the new regular role of Saxa, a beautiful, vicious, intelligent and fiercely passionate woman that could face any man and have a good chance of coming out the victor.
Spartacus: Vengeance – Trailer HQ:
Spartacus Vengeance – Creator Talks About New Season and NEW Trailer (above):
“I also interviewed ‘Spartacus’ executive producer and creator, Steven DeKnight, on Friday, and though I’ll post the majority of the interview closer to the show’s January premiere, but share some of his responses regarding the epic scope of the new season. First question: Did the show have the resources to properly depict Spartacus’ post-ludus life on the run with his fellow escaped slaves?’
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