Così come l'intervista a Lucy, e quella a Renee, e il resoconto di Renee che ho messo faccio lo stesso anche con il resoconto di Lucy. Tradurrò anche questo appena posso:
Lucy Lawless is in the house, and the audience stands, applauds, screams, yells, whistles and ayiyiyiyis while the theme music to the television show plays.
She said, "Ren said to me, 'I've got this play,' and I finally got around to reading it and it had way too many people. So I ran off to Barnes and Noble and bought something that's just for me and Renee."
So they're going to perform a play for us!
Lucy said that she and her family have moved back to New Zealand. Someone yelled about her nude scene in Spartacus, and she said she wanted to do it in a bodysuit like the one Mr. Tumnus wore in the Narnia film.
Today, Lucy's wearing jeans and a black jacket over a t-shirt, with her hair (brown again) tucked up in a knot. She looks relaxed and happy.
Lucy fielded a couple of light questions from fans, and then talked about a recent trip to China with her daughter. Lucy said she realized how like us the Chinese are when she saw her daughter "playing cards and yucking it up with a bunch of Chinese teenagers.... we have such commonality."
Another fan asked if Lucy had ever become close friends with a fan, and it was a bit of a stalkery moment. She said that the people she becomes close to don't see her as a "star," or expect her to be a hero or make their dreams come true.
Lucy talked about how her character on Spartacus has challenged her to find ways to get inside her head -- she's a "bad" character, and yet, she's not all bad. Said that any sparks of humanity in her character are constantly snuffed out by greed and fear. "And I'm enjoying it a lot."
Does Lucy like her red hair? "You know it's a wig, right?" Then when she becomes close to (Alythia?), she starts being more like her -- becomes a blonde.
How does Lucy feel about watching herself, especially the explicit sex scenes in Spartacus?
She admitted it's "cringe producing," but said it's very choreographed. "There's always two layers of clothing between the two of you, so it's not like you're going to accidentally have sex. Try explaining that to your husband!"
The line to ask questions is amazingly long. In case you were wondering. And it's amazing to me how young so many of the fans in that line are.
A very young woman just came up and asked how Lucy feels being a role model for young women -- she actually used the phrase "next generation fans" -- like her and her sister, who watched the show when they were six and eight years old, and saw Xena "kicking ass."
Lucy said that she was the face of Xena, and it's Xena who is the role model, not her.By the way, when I say there are young fans here, I mean ten-year-olds. It's amazing.
Lucy said that she lost her temper once and went from "zero to Xena in one minute" when she thought she saw a man pushing his child. Said if she saw someone hurting a child, "without a shadow of a doubt, I'd hope I'd have a cleaver handy, and if not, my bare hands would do."
What would Lucy do if she couldn't act? "I'd love to be like Dr. Gee" -- is that the forensic pathologist on A&E? I must research my cultural references better next year!
Does Lucy get recognized a lot? She said she went years as a blonde, and no one recognized her, but once she cut bangs into her hair again, and let it go dark, she's recognized all the time. Said she gets a lot of guys coming up and saying, "Are you who we think you are?" and when she says yes, they run off.
Several very youthful fans identified themselves as being new fans, and Lucy said, "Fresh fans! They're not disillusioned yet! I love it!"
One asked about working with the late Kevin Smith (Ares, God of War), and Lucy said they had an asexual brother-sister relationship. "He was very wonderful man, and everyone feels he's still present in their lives."
Lucy cut off the questions because Renee O'Connor came out on stage, and we got the theme music, standing, screaming, applauding thing all over again.
"Ren and I only get to see each other on Skype these days," Lucy said when it died down.
Okay, Renee is wearing black leather pants and high heeled black boots. Just picture that for a moment
A fan asked who they look up to and who inspires them. Lucy said Julianne More, Judi Densch, women who are great actors and haven't had plastic surgery. "I love seeing these women who look real and beautiful at any age."
Renee said she looks up to someone who she works with, but that expecting someone to be your mentor is somewhat overwhelming. "I always look all around me to see who's right there -- these gems are all around, you just have to look around you."
Lucy: "If you're lucky enough to have had a great mother, that can be a great source of inspiration. So, my mum."
They introduce the play, and Renee said, "We considered doing 'Love letters from Xena to Gabrielle.'"
Lucy: "And why didn't we do that, exactly?"
They did a cute little reading about two friends, one of whom (Lucy) has fixed the other (Renee) up on a blind date with a guy who dies while they're in bed together (possibly because Renee's character erotically asphyxiated him with a pillow)
Best line was Renee's: "Yes, Wilma, I was on top. We have the vote now, you know."
Or maybe, "He sucked the paint right off my toenails."
And then there was Renee's character's stint in prison with her lesbian cell mate.
I gotta find out what play this is. The final line:
Lucy: "You know, Janice, I'd like to hear more about your lesbian experiences one day..."
Renee: "Let me get my pillow."
Saranno i miei gusti ma io trovo Lucy assolutamente affascinante in queste foto. Quando le ho viste due giorni fa, ho pensato: ma quanto è bella Lucy.
Anche i suoi modi mascolini qui li trovo attraenti, e il suo abbigliamento casual mi piace. Lucy è sempre se stessa quando sale sul palco della convention e non finge di essere quello che non è, ed è questo che mi piace di lei: la sua freschezza, serenità e il sentirsi completamente a suo agio con i fans.
L'unica cosa che mi dispiace veramente è il poco tempo che ha avuto a disposizione sul palco(non so se sia per i suoi impegni di lavoro o meno) e il fatto che quest'anno non ha fatto nessun concerto.
Spero che Lucy ci sarà anche l'anno prossimo e che prepari qualcosa, voglio vedere più foto di lei e sentire più notizie.
Capisco perchè i fans sono rimasti delusi dal poco tempo che ha avuto.
Ne sarei rimasta delusa anch'io.