It's time for the ninth annual "Lucy
Lawless Feel the Love Day”!
I thought I’d tie it in with Lucy’s upcoming episodes
on WGN America’s Salem where she’s going to
Countess Marburg, one of the last remaining survivors
of a line of ancient German witches. Along with
her recent stint as
Carabosse in the play “Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter
Knight,” a takeoff on Maleficent, Lucy’s been doing
her best “evildoer”
imitation and we need to spread the “goodness” of
Today kicks off a week (or more) of charitable acts
and contributions by Lucy fans all over the
world. Taking our love for
all things Lucy and sharing it with those around us
who are in need. You can choose what you'd like
to do, whether it is donating
money or supplies to a charity, volunteering your time
or services to a charitable organization, reading to a
child, or helping out a
neighbor, co-worker, or friend. Any act of
charity or kindness counts! For folks who want
to donate to Starship, here's the link.
Feel the Love Week has always been first and foremost
about celebrating the Greater Good that Xena did
running around ancient
Greece and her alter ego Lucy does in our time.
Eighty percent of the pledges I receive are from
people helping their family,
their friends, their neighbors, their community, their
country and people around the world. Donations
to all the worthy causes are
wonderful if you can do it and are always greatly
appreciated. But sometimes what we can give is
of ourselves, our time, our energy,
our hearts. Anyone, anywhere can participate,
regardless of how old (or young) you are, or where you
live. All you have to do is
decide what charitable or kind act you would like to
do during "Feel the Love" day, week (or at any
timeduring February) and
email it with your name and location as you would like
it to appear on the pledge list. I'll be making
a page with the
pledges as they come in. On February 28, Lucy
will be presented with the pledge list of all the
charitable acts being done in her
honor. To make sure your pledge gets recorded
correctly please use the following format in your
e-mail: "In honor of Lucy Lawless
Feel the Love Day, I will (insert your intended
contribution), then put your name and location (city,
state, country) as you want it to
appear on the pledge list." The subject of the
email should be Feel the Love Day.
Please email your pledges to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting pledges is February 28.
Lucy’s so proud that her fans came up with this idea
(special shout-out to Rebecca who first
came up with it). It’s something she’s talked
about in many interviews.
Some years are more challenging than others and
September 2014 was that for me which is why “Feel the
Love” is taking
place in February of 2015 instead of last
September. I appreciate your patience and
understanding for the delay in
starting “Feel the Love Day.”
When a young couple publish
a video of a mysterious accident
involving two teenagers and a truck
from a highly classified research
facility, they face the weight of a
desperate to keep the truth off the
The Code, starring Lucy Lawless (Xena:
Warrior Princess) and David Wenham
(Faramir from The Lord of the Rings
film trilogy) premieres Sunday at 8pm
As Xena and Spartacus fans
already know, Lucy Lawless
is a badass - so it should come as no surprise
that the actress
will be carrying on that tradition in her new role
as Isabelle Hartley on Marvel's Agents of
"[She's] a SHIELD agent, longtime SHIELD agent,
so she has a history with Coulson," said S.H.I.E.L.D.
while promoting Season 2 of the series at San
"She's great, she's badass, she's everything that
we love [about]
Lucy Lawless. We've been huge fans of hers and we
worked with her on Spartacus, so we're
just thrilled that she's joining us."
Added Tancheon's partner-in-crime Jed Whedon: "She'll fit
and join in this march: Saturday 6 September,
11am at Britomart, Auckland.
Join Lucy Lawless, Bryan Bruce, Diane Robertson
from AK City Mission, politicians and people
like you who want our children to have a decent
standard of living. #tick4kidsChild
Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
We are honoured to announce
that the wonderful Lucy Lawless will be speaking
Aotea Square at The People's Climate March AKL!
Lucy New Zealand Herald columns:
children - the hidden toll (NZ Herald article September 12, 2014) If
you don't want your taxes to help feed
poor kids, think again -- we're all
already paying a big price
Hungry children are sick
children and sick children find it
harder to learn. Photo/Getty Images Social scientists
and doctors from the Child Poverty
Action Group are up in arms because more
than a quarter of a million Kiwi
children are living beneath the
Nicky Hager's book is
riveting, writes Lucy Lawless.
Particularly the role of Judith
Collins, right. Photo/NZ Herald
Crikey dick! The media
has been fraught with drama these past
Everyone on talkback says that they're
sick of hearing about "the Hager saga"
but they obviously didn't read any of
it. It is riveting.
the world differently (NZ
Herald article August 1, 2014)
I have children with
Irlen Syndrome and know their special
but fear for those who are never
Tinted glasses may
help a young child with Irlen
Syndrome be able to read
with otherwise blur, spin or
change colour. Photo/Getty
I once read a news article
where a young boy was beaten by his
harried mother for lying when
he claimed, "Grandma scares me when
her eyes slide off her face".
Turns out, the kid was not lying.
This is one of the more alarming
aspects of Irlen Syndrome, also
known as Meares-Irlen or
Scotopic Light Sensitivity Syndrome.
Lucy Lawless: Time
to put heat on our politicians
(NZ Herald article July 4, 2014)
Parties need to
look beyond election day and
tell us what their plan for
climate change is - if they have
The ferocity of
Hurricane Katrina and the
devastating effect it had on
the people of New Orleans
opened people's eyes to the
impact of climate
Last month I attended
the launch of Climate Voter, a new
non-government organisations to
put climate action on the slate
WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Generation
Zero, Forest & Bird and 350
are spearheading a non-partisan
push to make all politicians come
to the party.
Being a Climate Voter means you care about climate
change and you want all political parties to do
something about it. It
means you want real action on climate change and
you’re prepared to use your vote to get it. It says
you support strategies to rapidly
phase out fossil fuels and grow New Zealand’s clean
energy and low-carbon potential. Climate Voter is a
powered by an alliance of New Zealand organisations.
It aims to empower climate concerned citizens to use
their vote in the
September 2014 election to make a difference for the
good of present and future generations. In the
lead up to the election we will be
asking political parties where they stand on key
elements of climate related policy with a
#ClimateVoter question of the week. Near
election day we will host a live debate between all
major political parties inviting them to convince
Climate Voters that their party
will take real action on climate change.
(Dr George Laking (left), Lucy
Lawless and Steve Abel at the Climate
Voter campaign launch at the Nectar Bar in
Photo / Jason Oxenham.) MPs asked to leave climate
change campaign launch
"I'm going to wear my Climate Voter t-shirt
until September 20," campaign supporter Lucy
Lawless said. Ms Lawless
felt her NZ Herald guest editorship earlier
this month was "about giving people credible
information." Now she hoped
prominent friends would join as Climate
Voters. "I love the non partisan aspect
because we need to say this is a social
justice issue," Ms Lawless said.
Ulysses was joined by other Grecian references:
Iolaus and Xena. "That lady's buying drinks for
everyone," said the
barman, pointing to a long limb wreathed in "100 per
cent OK/Tino Pai" rainbow bracelets and stretched
across the pub, expertly
balancing a tray of glasses at one end, and attached
to Lucy Lawless at the other.
After nearly three hours of slapstick, Lawless finally
came up onstage as the faithless, disappointed wife
Molly Bloom. Without
affectation, she became still, and so did the
previously raucous room. It would have been easy at a
pub jolly for an actor to self-consciously
curl her lip at the naughty bits for easy laughs, but
Lawless didn't do that, and her Molly didn't "put on"
sexy. Instead, at a microphone in
street clothes, reading from Joyce's text, Lawless
gave the best live performance I've seen her give. She
nailed talking about being nailed.
A video of Lucy doing a portion of the Bloomsday
Lawless in the newsroom Lucy Lawless, best
known for playing the title character of the
internationally successful television series Xena:
Warrior Princess but also a passionate advocate for
the environment, was given the opportunity of
Salinger: NZ wine must adapt to warmer world
Wine grapes are a climatically sensitive crop grown
in a fairly narrow geographic range. Growing season
temperatures for high-quality wine production are
generally limited to 13-21C on average.
Lucy: Rolling my
sleeves up and getting
busy at the Paper
The New Zealand Herald is proud to announce
NZ's very own Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless, will
guest edit next Friday's edition (June 13).
Lawless will be in the Herald newsroom on
Thursday, directing and guiding the tone and content
for the following day's issue. She will lead the daily
news conference, where the news, world, sport,
business, illustration and digital editors will
present their content lists and ideas. Herald
editor Shayne Currie said Lawless was a special New
Zealander, respected here and internationally as an
actress and advocate for the environment. "Lucy
has been brilliant — she's already come up with a list
of more than a dozen assignments for the editorial
team, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines.
She's selected the theme 'A Brighter Day' and she's
been fully involved in several interviews and
photographic initiatives. With a special cover wrap,
it promises to be a keepsake edition."
Lawlesssays: "The NZ Herald
not only reflects what's going on and what's
interesting to the public, but advances issues in the
public interest. This issue is about giving readers
solid facts so they can make up their own minds on
some of the biggest issues New Zealand faces
today." "It's a great pleasure to welcome Lucy
to the Herald team and we're confident she's
going to challenge us to deliver a very special and
personal edition," said Currie.
Look out! Next guest editor: Lucy Lawless - National -
NZ Herald News http://nzh.tw/11269327
via @nzherald @mashagessen
Masha, would you do a quick interview with me this
week? I am guest editing a newspaper
Thurs &would be soHappy if u have time. @mashagessen
NZ Herald. Traditionally a bit conservative but
they're breaking a mold.
We have a predicament here. Would love your insight.
Thank-you, Darling man for the @nzherald
interview. As always, you are a delight! @WilliamShatner
all who participated in the 120 Hours
I am very
inspired by all those who are seeking to
make their communities kinder and more
loving. There is nothing better to do
in life than to connect to the greater good.
I love you
-- Note from Lucy about Feel the Love
friends! Thank-you for your many
kindnesses in paying forward. No
matter what you have chosen to gift the
world this year, I am so honoured to be
associated with you. We are not here
long so let's try to leave the planet a
little better off for our having been here.
Love and light to you
5/18/13 -- Bids for Kids
press release note from Lucy: “I
am incredibly fortunate to have an amazing
fan base around the globe many of whom
willingly support causes I am passionate
about. Although of course I’ve got my
own voice on my answering machine, if I can
offer that to someone else and it generates
much needed funds for Starship Children’s
Hospital then I’d be thrilled!” Lucy says.
Dear friends, our job
on this planet is to make our children's
physical and social environment safer.
Thank-you all for giving your time to enrich
your own communities. I love that my fans
don't care about lipstick. We ain't perfect
but we try to do the right thing always.
I am proud of you
After hurling ourselves off the rigging of the
Tucker Thompson, into the cool clear waters of
Matauri, I hitched a ride over to the Rainbow
Warrior III. Very exciting to be back on
board with some of the original crew of the RW
I, which was bombed by the French Govt in
1985. The ceremony took place at the
resting place of the original ship. A
very moving ceremony hosted by the Greenpeace
crew and the Ngati Kura, who put everyone up
at the marae.
Looking forward to seeing you all in LA!
My dear friends,
I have read thru each and every Feel the
Love pledge and I am so grateful for your
continued generosity. From donating
blood, to blankets, clean water awareness
and Starship support, I want you to know how
wonderful it is to be part of your movement
to spread more joy. You are absolutely
the best fans in the world. Ren and I
are so lucky.
I am looking forward to seeing you again in
In other silly news, Sharon has inspired me
to take tap-dancing lessons and I intend to
video the whole sorry saga. Just 30
second vids which I'll tweet, if I can
figure out how. It's going to be daft
and a bit embarrassing. You're going
to love it.
First photo of Lucy from Salem (see above) as
the Countess Marburg.
2/6/15 -- "Feel the Love Day" begins! Read
1/22/15 -- Looks like we're nearing a sellout of
the Saturday tickets for the 2015 Burbank Xena
convention -- the day Lucy and Renee are
1/14/15 -- Lucy will have a recurring role on
WGNAmerica's series Salem
whose second season starts this April! She
will play Countess Marburg, one of the last
remaining survivors of the line of ancient
9/21/14 -- Lucy's guest appearances on Agents of
S.H.I.E.L.D. start Tuesday, September 23 on ABC
in the US. See clip above.
9/20/14 -- Lucy's 6-part Australian mini-series,
The Code, starts tomorrow in the US on Direct
Lucy is participating
in the People's Climate March in
Auckland. It's the 21st which is today
in NZ! PEOPLE'S
CLIMATE MARCH AKL We are honoured
to announce that the wonderful Lucy Lawless
will be speaking at Aotea Square at The
People's Climate March AKL! Thankyou Lucy!
7/31/14 -- Read Lucy's new NZ Herald column
on Irlen Syndrome.
7/27/14 -- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
executive producers confirm at San Diego Comicon
that Lucy will guest star on the series.
Number of episodes not yet known. See
links above including a tweet from an actor on
the show with a photo of a Lucy-signed S.H.I.E.L.D.
7/21/14 -- Just got a note from Lucy confirming
that she just signed to do a role in Marvel's
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. See note and
7/3/14 -- Lucy is doing a column
for the New Zealand Herald. And she has
helped launch the Climate
6/17/14 -- Posted a youtube video of a portion
of Lucy doing the Bloomsday reading. See
Posted the links to the articles in the NZ
Herald that Lucy assigned as editor. See
6/11/14 -- Lucy did an online chat at the NZ
Herald office today. See the link
above. They also tweeted some photos of
her digging in and getting her fingers covered
with printer's ink. Do they still have any
printer's ink at newspapers. Oh well, you
know what I mean. Check out the photos
6/9/14 -- The end of May, Lucy sent me a note
saying she was working on an article for the
Herald. It comes out this Friday!
Check the links above and Lucy's tweets.
5/17/14 -- Confirmed with Lucy that she'll be
part of the Bloomsday reading on June 16 in
I get to intone #JamesJoyce's
immortal words of Molly Bloom's Solliloqui @
Bloomsday Reading tonight. Heaven, that's
where I am! @ThirstyDog
Dog Tavern, Karangahape Rd
Just confirmed with Lucy that she's
participating in this.
Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst, stars of the
epic sandals & skirts TV soap Xena,
Warrior Princess, will be re-united in
June in a K Rd pub for Auckland's fabulous
annual literary bash, The Jews Brothers'
Bloomsday. They'll be part of a
tribute to James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses,
celebrated in pubs the world over on June 16,
the world's sole annual commemoration of a
totally fictional date, June 16, 1904, a date
in which something happened only in a book.
Lucy Lawless will be making a guest
appearance as Molly Bloom, faithless wife,
reading from Molly’s extraordinary and
explicit 50-page soliloquy.Top stage star
Michael Hurst will be playing Joyce’s alter
ego, Stephen Dedalus.
NZI Room, Aotea Centre 50 Mayoral
Auckland New Zealand
Actress and activist Lucy Lawless joins
the luminous line-up taking part in this
year’s Festival, reading letters written by
the famous and brilliant from the book Letters
of Note (www.lettersofnote.com),
in a free event of the same name on Sunday May
18 at 2.30pm. You will need to buy
a ticket to get into the festival.
Writer, director and actor Fiona Samuel,
multi-award-winning biographer Lucy Hughes
Hallett (UK) and actor George Henare are also
doing the honours. As this is a FREE
non-ticketed event, get there early to queue
for a seat.
4/27/14 -- Lucy loved all the great things you
did and she sent a message (look left!).
4/26/14 -- 120 Hours Project for Lucy's birthday
-- the final total is 10281/2 Hours!!
Awesome! You guys rock!!!!!!!!!
Sending this list to Lucy today.
4/24/14 -- Parks and Recreation finale airs
tonight with Lucy!
Yes, that is @RealLucyLawless
in my kitchen. pic.twitter.com/1c2wY7Rt1q
She came over for an interview -except she's
interviewing me. We will have it
up on social media and our website pretty
soon, probably later this week. Well, of
course she was great. I'll be sending out a
link to the interview as soon as we finish
editing it. #Dateline
4/10/14 -- Lucy tweeted that she'll be
performing at the Starship Big Egg Hunt Gala
and Auction on April 16 down in New
Zealand. Click link above for ticket
3/31/14 -- 657 1/2 What a jump
up in hours! Seems like everyone,
including me, dives in at the last
minute. And I received a few messages
asking if I could just extend this until the
end of this week. So you've got 4 more
days. Mark it on the calendar
<G> And check the latest
additions. Snow shoveling during the
unending winter storms! Crisis hotlines,
quilting, videos of WWII veterans, holding
hands in hospice, assembling brown bag lunches
for shelters, puppet shows, singing with
kids. So many ways to reach out.
It does so much good and probably sends you
off to sleep with a smile on your face for the
smiles you've put on others' faces.
3/30/14 -- Now up to 460 1/2. Jumping up
every day! We've added Earth Hour,
Guerrilla gardening helping bees, butterflies
to survive, prayer and cooking for the
homeless. You guys are awesome :)
3/27/14 -- Up to 375 hours! Cake baking,
counseling, tutoring, reading to kids and
driving folks who don't have their own
car. Keep 'em coming!
3/24/14 -- A jump to 304 hours! You're
out doing more work with animals, nature and
kids. Cheering up cancer wards.
And putting reading to good use. Keep
these great ideas coming :)
3/23/14 -- The 120 Hours is going great guns
and, as we did last year, we've already shot
by the number we were aiming for! We're
at 201 hours! We've got, for example,
helping animals, Girl Scouts and seniors,
building and tree trimming for neighbors,
volunteering in schools, recycling and
participating in Earth Hour. Thanks to
all who have written so far and let's keep it
3/19/14 -- Lucy and Josh Mankiewicz tweeting
about their interview for Dateline. See
3/18/14 -- Supanova
I just confirmed with Lucy that she won't be
at Melbourne on Sunday, April 13, but will be
there Friday and Saturday (April 11 &
12). She will still be there all three
days on the Gold Coast (April 4-6).
New note from Lucy
about the Australian Supanova conventions.
She just tweeted: "Okay, Australia,
buckle up. I'm coming to a Supanova
Bris-i and Melbourne. April.
(Actually she's going to Melbourne and the
Gold Coast, not Brisbane)
3/9/14 -- Going to do the 120 Hours Project
again this year for Lucy's birthday as it was
such a success last year. Check the post
above for details!
3/4/14 -- Lucy will be in the Parks and
Recreation finale on April 24.
2/22/14 -- Lucy had a great time at the Ella
Benefit and she sent me a couple phone videos
of the rehearsal.
Note from Lucy after the Ella Benefit show:
"It was AMAZING!"
(click images to view):
2/17/14 -- Lucy just sent up a
note about what she's going to sing at the Ella benefit.
LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS at $100 by
calling 818.995.7100 x 102
Note from Lucy:
"I am singing one of the Beach Boys' huge feel
good hits with Mike Love.
It is going to be such fun!"
Hey, is that Lucy in the background during
rehearsals? Sure is.
2/11/14 -- UPDATE: New note from Lucy
about the Australian Supanova
conventions. She just tweeted: "Okay, Australia,
buckle up. I'm coming to a Supanova near
you. Bris-i and Melbourne.April.
(Actually she's going to Melbourne and the
Gold Coast, not Brisbane)
2/11/14 -- Note from Lucy about the
Australian Supanova conventions: "My availability for
Supernova is unclear so I said No.
That could change but until Sharon says it,
I'm not there."
12/22/13 -- It's the final performance of Chicago
and Lucy popped up a photo of her and the
blowup dolls in the show. Don't ask
me. I haven't a clue!
the Dancing Girls
For The Final
LUCY LAWLESS STARRING IN CHICAGO THE MUSICAL AT THE AUCKLAND
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL HURST
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 22, 2013
(she's playing Velma)
10/26/13 -- Lucy read the Feel
the Love pledges and sent a note. You've
delighted her with your gestures of love for
each other and the planet. 2013
Feel the Love Day Pledge List On
It's Way to Lucy! Many
thanks to all who participated. (read the
10/20/13 -- The Feel the Love
pledge list has been sent to Lucy.
Thanks to all :)
10/19/13 -- Down to the last day for the Feel
the Love pledges! Check the list to make
sure I received yours.
10/16/13 -- And another pledge! They
just keep coming <G>
10/15/13 -- And another pledge!
10/14/13 -- Added more Feel the Love pledges
10/13/13 -- Heaps more pledges and a request
to keep the list open for one more week.
10/9/13 -- More great, imaginative pledges
coming in. Check 'em out.
10/5/13 -- The Feel the Love pledges are
arriving in my mailbox! People are
cleaning beaches, helping kids, animals and
elders, collecting shoes for the homeless,
donating to Starship and the Red Cross,
helping children with cancer, abuse victims,
the unemployed and veterans, reading to kids
and recycling. Lots of great things
going on. Hop over to the website
and check it out.
9/30/13 -- Auctions ended!
10-Minute Skype with Lucy -- $4010
crew vest -- $130
Lucy/Xena costume piece -- $550
9/26/13 -- Well, that was quick! Diane
and Ron tied the knot on Parks and Recreation
9/24/13 -- Starship
auctions! Ending Sept. 30 NZ. See
links above. A 10-minute Skype chat with
Lucy! Crew vest! Lucy/Xena costume
piece! Gotta have them! Support
the Starship kids! Way too many
exclamation points, but this is
9/21/13 -- Feel the Love Day
Pledge List Starting! See notes
Lucy did hurt her leg this afternoon, but
she'll be ok. Her schedule for Sunday
remains as planned except that she will be
signing autographs on the Walk of Fame rather
than downstairs where she has been for the
last two days. Her schedule is:
10am BSG Panel
11:15am - 1:45pm -
Autograph Signing on the Walk of Fame
2:45pm - 3:15pm - Photo Op
- Marriott International Hall North
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Autograph
Signing on the Walk of Fame
(each session will have Lucy alone, as well
as dual shots with Liam and Manu and triple
shots with all 3 of them)
- International Hall North
- International Hall North
- International Hall North
6 total, 2 per day. all are in Marriott,
Room 7, International Level
Times are subject to change
11:15am-1:45pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm
8/27/13 -- Just confirmed with
Lucy Lawless that she's filming Australian
6-hour political thriller CODE for Aussie
ABC TV. 8/20/13 -- Confirmed with Lucy that
she will be yelling "Play Ball!" to the
Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians on
Thursday, Aug. 29, during Dragon Con at
The convention will
host Dragon Con night at
Turner Field, scheduled for Thursday,
The game –the Braves versus
the Cleveland Indians– will be
augmented all evening with
Dragon Con-centered events,
including a pregame on-field
costume parade led by Lou
Ferrigno (TV’s The
Incredible Hulk), a
first pitch by Liam McIntyre (Spartacus),
and Lucy Lawless (Xena,
Spartacus) will call
“Play Ball!” to start the
8/18/13 -- Just confirmed with
Lucy which panels, which days and which photo
ops she'll be doing.
Confirmed these panels and photo ops
Lucy will be doing 3 panels:
Friday Lucy panel
Saturday Spartacus panel
Sunday Battlestar Galactica panel
She'll be doing 4 different photo
ops each day (Fri-Sun):
Lucy & Liam
Lucy & Manu
Lucy, Liam & Manu
8/2/13 -- Just heard from Lucy confirming that
she will be attending Dragon Con
this year -- Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. As she
confirms more info about what she'll be doing
there, I'll post it.
6/26/13 -- Lucy's all over the musical Chicago
this year. She's just signed on to play
Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl production
of Chicago July 26 - 28!
6/11/13 -- And that fabulous Blue Horse sold
for $610NZ. That's one way to "pony
up" the ante for Starship!
6/5/13 -- Starship Bids
for Kids -- Check out the link to the
life-size horse painted by Lucy. Would
look great by your pool! Or by your
bathtub if you have an apartment!
This stunning aqua blue
horse has been painted by Lucy Lawless in
support of Starship Children's
Hospital. Aptly named 'Argo' after
Xena's horse, Lucy was inspired by the
ancient Egyptian faience sculptures of the
waterhorse or hippo, most fearsome of all
A message from Ms Lawless:
"I was intrigued by the idea of a
'water-horse'. It is a very serene
piece and would look good in a garden
setting or close to water.
It made me feel good to have it around and I
wrote words up the legs which seem to me,
the components of joy."
5/29/13 -- 'Kiwi
Ranger' is coming to Tiritiri Matangi
Island, with the help of Lucy Lawless.
Lawless and her family will be heading
for Tiritiri Matangi Island on
Saturday June 1 to help launch the
Island’s Kiwi Ranger programme.
This Saturday Lucy and her family are headed
to Tiritiri Matangi Island to help
launch the Island's Kiwi Ranger program
developed by the NZ Department of
Conservation to give youngsters a better
appreciation of conservation issues.
This should be exciting, informative and
competitive! Lucy will complete a series of
activities such as coming face-to-face with
an extinct bird, working out what could be
tough enough to make holes in iron-hard
puriri timber and hearing a masked bird sing
like an organ! That's how you get your
Then on June 7 she'll be
attending the Q fundraising gala and be part
of an auction for a dinner with herself and
Michael Hurst. Q is a theatre, a
community that connects performing arts and
Lucy has the best fans. The voicemail
charity auction ended with winning bid of
5/18/13 -- Fun things going on!
for Kids May 20 - 27 (NZ time!) --
You could be the
first person in the world to have Lucy
Lawless record your own
personalised answer phone message.
The winner of this auction will
liaise with the Starship Foundation
to develop a personalised answer
phone message, though final content
remains at the discretion of Ms
Lawless. The recording will be
sent to the auction winner as a MP3
file via email. The winner
will be required to upload this to
20 - 27 NZ
A message to you all from Ms. Lawless:
"Thank you for visiting my auction and
for caring about the causes I'm
passionate about. By offering
this answer phone recording to one of
you, I hope to raise as much money as
possible for Starship Children's
Hospital. Will you please bid
generously on this? I care
deeply about our precious Starship
kids. Love, Lucy xx"
Shift Youth Climate Summit July
13 - 15 --
This July, 2,000 young
people will come together to shift
Australia away from fossil fuels
towards renewable energy. Together we
can change the game on climate.
Lucy will be participating via video
5/16/13 -- Back in
mid December, Lucy was in town and came
to my tap dancing class. That's
when she told me she was potentially
going to play Velma in Chicago at the
Auckland Theatre Company in
November. Had to sit on that one
for so long! Then she did a tweet
about how she was "Going to base my
character on Borderline personality of
Jodi Arias when I play Velma in ATC's
CHICAGO in November." But the
contract wasn't signed yet so I still
couldn't post. She was just starting
to work on characterization.
Finally I got the email last night
"Just gone official on
Chicago." Hot diggity!
May 16 Signed on today to do
Chicago in Auckland
with my old mate from Hercules,
Xena and Spartacus, Michael Hurst
directing. Amazing. #ATC
May 16 I am praying that they
manage to cast
Amanda Billing as Roxie.
4/2/13 -- Lucy's Top
of the Lake episode turns out to
be #5. Okay, I'll wait
another week. <G> LUCY IN TOP
OF THE LAKE EPISODE 5
AIRING ON THE SUNDANCE CHANNEL IN THE U.S.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
4/1/13 -- I sent the link
to the list of all the 120 Hours project
contributors to Lucy and she just
popped me back a message. See her
note above. Love the reference to
diving in to get our hands dirty and not
minding if our lipstick has worn
off <G> I'm putting
together the photos to make a
mini-movie. I'll be dropping a
note to everyone who wrote in.
Again, many thanks for your support for
this project. It was fun for me to
read all about what you were doing and
it seems you had a good time too.
3/31/13 -- 704 hours
of service to their families, friends,
neighbors, strangers, communities and
the Earth were volunteered by Lucy's
fans in honor of her birthday!
Never in my wildest dreams did I think
we'd hit a number like that. If
you haven't checked out the page yet, wander
over and read all about it.
3/28/13 -- Another four
days, another 65 hours added to the 120
Hours Project! Total is now up to
377 1/2. Do you think we can make
400? We are so close. There
are 3 days left in March!
3/24/13 -- Just
added another 61 hours today to the 120
Hours Project! I'm running out of
exclamation points!!!!!!! This is
amazing and so much fun! 6 more
days to go.
3/24/13 -- We're
up to 251 hours in the 120 Hours
Project!!!!!! I'm gathering the
photos to put together into a mini-movie
when the project is done to send to Lucy
along with the list. Yes, you can
do more than one project. Yes,
Earth Hour counts. How high can we
go in this last week? Go ahead,
surprise me <G>
Lucy's episode of Top of the Lake airs
on the Sundance channel in the US on
Monday, April 1!
3/16/13 -- 120
Hours project now up to 203 1/2.
We've added some teaching, lawyering and
helping neighbors. Keep the notes
coming! We're almost at double the
120 hours! Thanks :)
3/13/13 -- Up to 189
hours! We're taking care of young
people, senior citizens, pups,
family. Cleaning our neighborhoods
and rivers and recycling. Helping
people cope in the bad weather that's
all over the planet! Climate
change anyone? Awesome! Keep
'em coming. We're only halfway
through the month.
3/12/13 -- My goodness you guys are
good! We've already hit 129 1/2
hours in the 120 Hours Project.
What do you think? Can we
double it? And, yes, you can do more
than one project.
3/10/13 -- The 120 Hours project has
begun! Cool things people are doing
and messages coming in from all over the
world! Check out the website
to see what folks are doing.
3/9/13 -- Made a list at the top of all
the things people have been asking and
added a Twitter aspect to the
project! Tomorrow I'll start listing
the hours done so far as well as uploading
the webpage with your messages and what
As for the note about taking a photo of
yourself doing your project, for those who
have already written me, I'll be sending
you a note asking if you can go back and
take a picture of yourself at your
project. I thought I'd make a movie
of all the photos submitted for the
website. I think Lucy will get a
real kick out of that.
3/8/13 -- The "120 Hours" messages are
starting to come in! I'll start the
tally going this weekend.
3/6/13 -- UPDATE 3: No, each person is not
supposed to do 120 hours! Each
person does however many hours they can
this month and we total all our hours up
together to see if we can hit 120.
3/5/13 -- "120
Hours" UPDATE 2: The project is to
do the community service this month
between March 1 - 31 to be part of the
3/4/13 -- "120 Hours" UPDATE: There's a
bit of confusion about what we're doing
this year compared to previous
years. You need to do something
specific during the month of March.
Here's an example:
-- California, USA -- I volunteered at the
Burbank Animal Shelter -- March 3 -- 2
3/2/13 -- It's Lucy's birthday month,
March 29! I came up with "120 Hours"
as a way for fans to participate in the
festivities and help her celebrate her
special day. Lucy thought it was a
really cool idea. Check out the note
at the top of the page.
2/27/13 -- In the acting world, there are
heaps of "maybes" and very few
"definites." When I know something
for certain, I'll post it on Lucy's
website, tweet it @sharondel
and facebook it at sharon.delaney.
This applies to the possibility Lucy might
do the play Chicago in New
-- An Exhibition of Matchbox Art for
Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy
Lawless used a plant that survives on
humid air to customise her
matchbox. Strike is an auction of
Matchbox Art created by various artists,
designers, musicians and more,
especially for Amnesty International and
featuring tiny art measuring just 5cm x
7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.
All money raised from this sale will
help fund Amnesty International’s work
to protect the human all over the world.
2/2/13 -- We Did It For The Future --
It's almost a year since we
climbed the Shell-contracted drilling rig,
Noble Discoverer. Landing on the
pier that day we felt dwarfed by the vast 53
meter drill tower that sat atop this rusting
hulk which Shell was to use to pioneer their
drilling programme in the Arctic.
Insignificant as we were we felt something
had to be done – a light had to be shone on
Shell’s insane plans to drill for oil in the
icy Arctic wilderness. Not in my
wildest dreams did I think we would succeed
as we did remaining atop the drill tower for
over 77 hours. (read
the rest of Lucy's blog)
-- Here's part two of the Disco Lucy video
series. The silver mini makes its
appearance. Out comes the jewelry and
curling iron and food! Lucy's getting
hungry. This photo shoot took the whole
9/23/07 -- In an earlier message, Lucy talked
about the photo shoot that gave birth to Disco
Lucy. Here's the first in a series of
clips that shows what led up to the photo I'm
using as a still to click on for the videoclip.
3/29/06 -- I know Lucy's
parents must be pleased as punch with the
award she received today.
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 Press Release:
Lucy Lawless displays the Insignia of a
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at
Government House in Auckland. Her citation
reads: "For services to entertainment and
the community. Lucy Lawless has had a long
film, stage and television career in New
Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.
She is most famous for creating the role of
Xena in the series Hercules and the 6-year
season of Xena, Warrior Princess, both
American television series which were shot
in New Zealand. She has also made several
stage appearances and tours.
She is on the Board of Trustees of the
Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland and
promoted a Starship Foundation/Sky City
fundraising campaign for Puawaitahi, New
Zealand’s first multi-agency centre for
abused children. She was patron and speaker
at the Women in Film and Television
International Summit in Auckland in April
ON CELEBRITY DUETS
"Ooo, Baby, Baby" with Smokey
"Whenever I Call You Friend"
with Kenny Loggins
"Footloose" with Kenny Loggins
"I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again"
with Dionne Warwick
"I Say a Little
"Shoulda Known Better"
with Richard Marx
"September" with the Gang
MACK PAINTS LUCY LAWLESS
"I am thrilled to have been
painted by the great, Dave Mack. He did a
few studies of me just for the hell of it.
I told him all I really wanted to be was a
cowboy and he made me look like a total fox!! .
. . in a Brokeback
Mountain sort of way."