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LUCRETIA (Lucy Lawless)
Lucy is so right for this role. For Xena fans...there is a nod to Xena fans (well I perceived it as a nod but I could be wrong and reading it all wrong but what the heck it was fun). I do not want to give too much away but I do love watching Lucy's very expressive face. She can convey so much without uttering a word. Fascinating.
Lucy Lawless the incredible, amazing, absofrigginlutely perfect Lucretia. To say I'm biased would be an understatement. Lucy is the reason I was interested in the show from the moment it was announced. She was the reason I sat down to watch naked people romp around on screen and blood being poured out by the truckloads. She was the reason I created AUSXIP Spartacus. NO other actor would have got me interested in a show about sex, nudity and bloodshed. NO ONE. This show tested my resolve on many occasions and it crossed lines I never thought I would cross when it came to my viewing habits.
I'll admit to being apprehensive about Lucy showing more than she had previously in any other role; it was something I didn't feel the need to see but when you are a fan, you will step across with them and see where it leads trusting that the person you admire knows what they are doing and why they are doing it. It's the reason you are a fan.
Where it led to was watching this amazing actress take a role and transform into a character with so may layers from a woman aching to have a child, who loved her husband dearly but was willing to have an affair with a slave, who was conniving, manipulative and ruthless. I LOVED watching Lucy in this role; she does bad girl so beautifully.
Lucretia also had softness about her (if you can call it that). She did indeed care for Naevia because she didn't kill her for loving Crixus even though she knew how much her Domina loved the gladiator.
Lucretia also showed in this episode that she had courage. Instead of fleeing with the rest of the guests, she makes sure young Numerious is hidden along with Aurelia. She then heads back to be with her husband. For all her scheming and nasty ways...I do have a soft spot for Lucretia. I do love bad girls especially if they are played by one Lucy Lawless.
A quanto pare non sono l'unica ad apprezzare e giustificare il suo personaggio.