Story: Actors and acting

Lucy Lawless, 1997

Actor Lucy Lawless's Broadway debut came when she appeared in the musical Grease in 1997, as the bad-girl character Betty Rizzo. She had previously played the title role in the television series Xena: warrior princess.  In this clip from a 1997 TV programme, Lawless talks about her earliest experiences of acting, as a schoolgirl in Mt Albert, Auckland. 

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Laurie Atkinson, 'Actors and acting - Multiculturalism and acting, 1980 to 2013', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/42203/lucy-lawless-1997 (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Laurie Atkinson, published 22 Oct 2014