Lucretia Is Back For More

Auckland-born actress Lucy Lawless, 43, returns to the American small screen as Lucretia in Spartacus: Vengeance, and the writers were “really rude” to her this season she says. “They were really rude. Usually, they are just cruel. Now they were rude and cruel. It’s, like, cruel and unusual punishment. As an artist, though, I loved it. I really did. They put me through the ringer this season, and I’m so grateful,” Lawless says. Faithful followers of Spartacus: Blood and Sand may be surprised to see Lawless back for more. After all, the last time fans saw her character, she was run through the stomach with a sword — while pregnant — after which she collapsed alongside her ne’er-do-well husband, Quintus Lentulus Batiatus, who was decapitated.


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Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog marks a homecoming for Wellington-born Oscar winner Jane Campion – with a career-first twist, David Canfield reports for Vanity Fair. Campion’s last feature was the 2009 romantic drama…