Many thanks to Carrie Carr for the transcript
Transcript from radio interview
Lucy Lawless talking to Ken Barnett
The morning show on KVIL, Dallas, TX
22 June 2001
K Lets say good morning to Lucy Lawless, how are you?
LL Mmmornin! Great, thanks.
K We are, of course, talking with Xena: Warrior Princess, and thats about it end, isnt it?
LL Yes! In the next 24 hours, Ill become a has-been warrior princess.
K I doubt it. (laughing) Theres no such thing as a has-been warrior princess.
LL Sure there is.
K I tell you what Ive got this is causing so much talk, I got an email yesterday from somebody in Illinois wanting to that was real, umm passionate about the ending of your show.
K Are you getting some of those?
LL (still laughing). Yeah, I know exactly what youre talking about.
K What are we in store for? I know for anyone who wants to see it, that WGN the cable channel out of Chicago is gonna show it at seven oclock our time tomorrow night. And theyre gonna do both hour episodes together as one two-hour movie.
LL Oh, good. Umm Well, its just a roller-coaster ride. Make you laugh, make you cry. Its still a lot of goofy fun, umm, fights, and theyre awesomely staged. Just feature-film proportions. But, umm some pretty heavy-duty scenes going on and some, um, ah, some heavy-duty themes. So youre just going to have to watch, Im afraid.
K Is this gonna set the stage for a Xena movie in the future?
LL Well, I dont know. I wouldnt rule it out. But I dont hear any talk of it at this stage.
K Yeah? So, youre gonna go back to being a full-time mom, I guess?
LL Uh, yeah I have been for the last couple of months, and its been glorious. I love it.
K I saw in Entertainment Magazine that you are one of the people that were up for the part of Wonder Woman. Are you still looking at that?
LL Umm, no, that was pure hearsay. Ive heard it
K Was it?
LL Yeah, Ive heard it, but it was just hearsay.
K I think youd be very good.
LL Thanks. Well, Id sure love to read the script. Im sure it would be fun, you know? We could make it fun, and slightly perversive. (laughs)
K Have had any offers to, you know With a lot of actors that have done shows similar to yours, I guess sci-fi things, umm, travel around with conventions. Do you have any plans to do that?
LL Umm, not at this stage. Ive done a couple, but only a couple in six years. And, no, I probably looking at other work offers and with any luck Ill be employed and so that rules that out.
K I saw that you did Rizzo in Grease
K When did that happen? That sounds excellent!
LL Three years ago?
K Wow! Thats really cool.
LL Yeah, it was a blast. New York the theatre scene there is amazing. Its quite different to LA, and the actors have a whole different ethic. Very welcoming, very inclusive, and its like them against the world. And I was honored to be amongst them.
K Well, we sure do wish good things to you.
LL Thank you very much.
K Thank you, well be looking forward to seeing the two-hour season well, I guess, series ender for Xena: Warrior Princess and I cant wait to see how it ends.
LL Its a killer ending.
LL - It really is.
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