Battlestar Galactica 's Lucy Lawless finally bares it all for her role as Lucretia, the rapacious wife of John Hannah's Batiatus, in Starz's upcoming Spartacus: Blood and Sand , and she's not shy about it. At all. Slavery, different attitudes to sexuality, prostitution, you name it. They thought of things differently, but essentially human beings haven't evolved so very much, so you're still able to relate to them.
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Lawless wore stiletto sandals that brought her frame above six feet. She glanced over her shoulder as the publicist took two paces for each of her strides. Hotel clerks and guests looked up or swiveled in their chairs to watch her pass. With her skimpy armor and high-pitched battle cry, she kicked and karate-chopped her way to sci-fi cult status. Near the elevators, the two women were intercepted by another publicist holding a bag of workout clothes and shoes for the actress, who promptly went to change into them. The show had its debut Jan.
Perhaps surprisingly for a series set in uber-patriarchal Ancient Rome with more than its fair share of sex and violence, Spartacus had plenty of strong and multifaceted female characters — both villainous and otherwise. Her Machiavellian ways were made clear when Lucretia masterminded a situation that placed her higher-ranking frenemy Ilithyia Viva Bianca in the palm of her hand. After Lucretia and noblewoman Licinia Brooke Harman accidentally-on-purpose caught her in the act, Ilithyia brutally bludgeoned the latter to death for mocking her. D's Most Entertaining Villain.
A sort of ancient-Rome Lady Macbeth whose ambitions for her husband know few bounds, she's also remarkably free - by modern standards, at least - about sex, as is just about everyone else in "Spartacus. Get the news you need to start your day. That's what they were talking about! Lawless added that "the show finds its groove in about Episode 5.