Zap2it: What drew you to the ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ character?
Lucy Lawless: Oh, I wasn’t drawn to the character. The character wasn’t even written. It was a big, amorphous, inchoate idea of a character by the time I signed. But I was like, “Oh, I’m definitely going to play with Bruce and Rob and Sam on ‘The Evil Dead.’ Whatever it is, I’m totally there.” So I was actually in negotiations for something else … . And we were probably a couple of days away from signing, hammering out the exec deal — maybe one day — and this came up and I just went “See ya. I have to go do this.” It was a no-brainer.
Oh, hell no. Are you crazy? I never did. No, it’s dangerous. You can’t have your actors fighting other actors who maybe have never done sword fighting or whatever. If you damage your star, everybody’s out of work. So I used to do it with fights but only while the camera was on me. When they turned around on the guest actor, they’d be fighting the stunt woman. That’s how it works.
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It’s funny, Bruce is extremely gregarious and then when he shuts down, it comes down good. Like after work, leave me alone, I want my drink, I want my wife. He goes into full privacy mode. He’s always on with friends as always. But no, he’s doing his job. He’s selling. He’s a very excellent gentleman in real life, away from the noise of all this.
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