Lucy Lawless may have played the title character in the original Xena: Warrior Princess series, but the actress has indicated it’s unlikely she will be approached to appear in or work on the NBC reboot.
“I really don’t see that. I’m probably not up for that gig. I can’t imagine how you could tell the story with me at 47-years-old and make it work. I’ve never received a call about the reboot- it’s nothing to do with us honestly, though I know original series executive producer and Lawless’s husband Rob Tapert is meeting with them.”
It had been previously reported that NBC were looking for a younger lead.
However, Lawless does hope the show goes down well with fans of the original series:
“It’d be crazy not to make it one way or another. I just hope they can honour the original intent of the show and I really do want Xena and Gabrielle to live again one way or another. I’d love to be part of that, but even if I’m not, I wish them well.”
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By Ruari Williamson