for more messages)
5/18/13 -- Bids for Kids press release note
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.
4/1/13 -- (note from Lucy on 120
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.
Hooray for everything!
-- 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 their
Shift Youth Climate Summit July
13 - 15 --
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 link.
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."
4/15/13 -- Read Lucy's
tweets from today's @SundanceChannel and @AfterEllen
doing a live Twitter chat on @SundanceChannel and @AfterEllen
tomorrow about #TopOfTheLake at 8PM ET
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)
Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court
-- 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."