Illawarra Mercury

25 April 2001

Xena flexes again

by Jodi Allen


lucy-comedyawards2.jpg (25601 bytes)YOU can take the girl out of the Xena: Warrior Princes, but you can't take the warrior princess out of the girl.

While other celebrities were picking up awards at 15th annual American Comedy Awards in Los Angeles, Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless was busy picking up her fellow presenter, actor Hal Sparks - literally.

Lawless hung up her leather breast plate and sheathed her famous sword for the last time in March, when filming on the final episode of Xena wrapped in New Zealand.

Obviously a month without letting her butt-kicking ``girrrrrl" power off the leash finally proved too much for her.

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