While Lucy Lawless might be known for feisty roles such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus's wife, she is a gracious businesswoman who knows how to get along with all types of people.
As a small screen icon turned big screen star, Lawless remembers her modest beginning as a go-to girl in show business. She recalled how everything changed, when she got her first big job and everyone looked at her and were there to do her shoes and fit her into a costume.
Lucy Lawless told PopEater, Â“ And I remember saying something and the person who was at my feet doing up my boots did not respond in a way that affirmed me.Â”
She continued, Â“I wanted her to think well of me and that changed everything from that moment on. From then on, when the wardrobe girl came in the morning, anything I could do by myself was on. That really changed my relationship with [the] crew forever and for the better. Because you are one of them. You are just the acting department. The whole show doesn't actually ride on you.Â”
Lawless's go-to attitude and ability to work with others has brought her much success. Her major roles include the title character in Xena: Warrior Princess and D'anna Biers on Battlestar Gallactica. She also appeared in a Broadway rendition of Grease in the 1990s and had sold-out concerts as a singer. Now, Lucy Lawless is appearing in Starz original, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena with two episodes left to air in the hot six-part series.
The Toronto Sun reports that despite the presumed death of Quintus Batiatus, her husband in the series, Lawless will appear in the second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Lawless is more than a smart businesswoman. She also shares the fruits of her success and remembers where she cam from. Her charitable efforts include being a member of the board of trustees of the Starship Foundation, the charitable arm of Starship Children's Health hospital in her hometown in New Zealand.
Getting back to basics is a good idea, as small businesses struggle to brand themselves and survive. Lucy Lawless is an excellent example of both.
Â© Stacey Mamasaid February 2011 for Gather All Rights Reserved