Roman Wallflower

Lucy Lawless, New Zealand’s one and only Xena, Warrior Princess, doesn’t mind being typecast, saying, “What am I going to complain about? How many actresses work as much as me?” “Being the star of an action show is really, really hard,” Lawless continues. “You’ve got to keep up a lot of energy, and you’ve got to be the morale leader. There’s a lot on your shoulders. The fighting on Xena was really hard for me.” In 2009, she landed a 16-episode run as cylon D’Anna Biers in another cult genre series, Battlestar Galactica. Now, as Lucretia in Spartacus, has embraced stepping away from playing the heroine. “I love to play a victim, and I love to play the wallflower,” she says, adding that she hopes to also play “people who are really on the edge of right and wrong — wicked in sheep’s clothing, or someone who looks like a librarian but turns out to be a psychopath.”


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Behind the Blissed-Out Comeback of Lorde

Behind the Blissed-Out Comeback of Lorde

With this year’s release of her third studio album, Solar Power, pop star Lorde, 24, lights up the cover of the October issue of US Vogue, in nothing but a Schiaparelli breastplate. Grammy…