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. The hourlong drama is a new take on the story of a Roman gladiator who eventually leads a slave rebellion against Rome itself.
Lucy Lawless said sex scenes in 'Spartacus' were awkward.
Lucy Lawless gets naked on Spartacus, and there's way more
Photo by Frederick M. You just keep finding these shows that attract such passionate fan bases. They find me. I mean, well, two of them were given to me by my husband. But I don't know — They find me. How much is strategy and how much is luck?
Lucy Lawless: 'Husband backs sex scenes'
Lucy Lawless has admitted that filming her sex scenes on "Spartacus" was awkward. And why wouldn't they be, her husband, Rob Tapert, is the executive producer of the show. Imagine your man watching you pretend to be with another guy.
She portrayed the title character in television series Xena: Warrior Princess — ; cylon model Number Three D'Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series — ; and Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand , its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena , and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance Ryan appeared in her first musical at age 10  and began acting in secondary school. She attended Marist College, Auckland , and at 18, like many young New Zealanders, she went on her " overseas experience ", travelling through Europe and Australia with her future husband, Garth Lawless. Lawless has said she suffered from bulimia as a child, but she was able to overcome the illness. In that episode , she played a man-hating Amazon named Lysia.