Even beautiful action heroes get old!
Lucy Lawless says she is physically unable to appear in a rumored TV reboot of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.
“I couldn’t do it,” she admits. “I couldn’t live that life [again].”
“I have got some wear and tear from that lifestyle because that is just what happens to human bodies when they get used a certain way a lot. So I actually couldn’t do it. I am 47.”
But Lawless — who is set to appear in the new Starz horror series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD — does concede she would be up for a one-off Xena TV special or movie.
“I would love to do a reboot, getting Xena, Gabrielle, Autolycus and Joxer back together to solve some ridiculous problem,” she says.
Last week, news broke that NBC is looking to produce an updated version of the syndicated series that ran from 1995 to 2001 — but so far no new details have emerged.
“If there is anything current going on, we (Lawless and creators Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi) are not involved,” she tells me. “But I would love to see it happen. I know that NBC wants to do it.”
“Ash v. Evil Dead” premieres October 31 on Starz.
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