Lucy Lawless - Top Of The Lake
Mini-Series |  Role: Caroline Platt
Episodes 1 and 5 | March / April 2013

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1 August 2014

Extensive 3+ Hours Lucy Interview with Archive of American Television 21 August 2013

Image635424760825390740In her three-hour plus Archive interview, Lucy Lawless discusses her experience in drama school and her early roles as a guest star on New Zealand television. She talks of hosting the series Air New Zealand Holiday, recounts being cast in an early role on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and shares how she was later cast as "Xena" on the same show. She recalls her transition from Hercules: The Legendary Journeysto her own series, Xena: Warrior Princess, and details the ways in which the character changed for the spin-off. Lawless speaks at length about "Xena", her effect on popular culture, and her status as a feminist icon. She speaks of her stint as the Cylon "D'Anna Biers" on Battlestar Galactica, and touches on her guest roles onCurb Your Enthusiasm, The L Word, and Saturday Night Live. She recalls being cast as "Lucretia" onSpartacus, and describes the difficulties the series encountered due to the untimely death of lead actor Andy Whitfield. Finally, she outlines her role on Parks and Recreation, speaks of career highs, and offers her philosophy of acting. Nancy Harrington conducted the interview on August 21, 2013 in North Hollywood, California.


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PART 1

  • On her early life and influences; on television she watched as a child
  • On appearing on the sketch comedy show Funny Business; on going to drama school; on various guest-starring roles on New Zealand television
  • On appearing in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys  made-for-television movie; on playing "Xena" on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; on the popularity of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • On the spin-off of "Xena" into her own series, Xena: Warrior Princess; on the character of "Xena" on Xena: Warrior Princess; on the costumes and stunts on the show

 

PART 2

  • On the world of Xena: Warrior Princess; on "Xena's" relationship with "Gabrielle" on Xena: Warrior Princess; on her co-stars on the show
  • On the atmosphere on the set of Xena: Warrior Princess; on the production process of Xena: Warrior Princess; on censorship of the show
  • On fan reaction to Xena: Warrior Princess; on dealing with her fame and being a feminist icon; on the different genres included in Xena: Warrior Princess and her favorite episodes of the show; on the end and legacy of Xena: Warrior Princess
  • On hosting Saturday Night Live; on various guest starring roles; on playing the Cylon "D'Anna Biers" on Battlestar Galactica

 

PART 3

  • On the end of her character on Battlestar Galactia; on appearing on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Celebrity Duets  and The L Word; on guest-starring on Flight of the Concords
  • On being cast on Spartacus; on her Spartacus  character "Lucretia"; on Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" and his illness
  • On Liam McIntyre taking over the role of "Spartacus" on Spartacus; on her Spartacus co-stars; on her character "Lucretia's" backstory on Spartacus 
  • On the costumes and wigs of Spartacus; on her favorite moments of Spartacus; on the end of her character "Lucretia"
  • On her fans; on appearing on No Ordinary Family and Parks and Recreation; on then-current projects

 

PART 4

  • On how celebrity has affected her;
  • on her involvement with Green Peace;
  • on what she likes about acting and her approach to acting
  • On how television has changed for actors since she started;
  • on advice to an aspiring actor; on her achievements and regrets and
  • where she sees herself in the future

 

 

16 December 2013

Top of the Lake DVD Update

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The award winning Jane Campion "Top of the Lake" mini-series is available on DVD.

Lucy appeared in episode 1 (the back of her) and episode 5 in the role of Caroline Platt.

Australia: Click here to purchase (JB Hi-Fi)
UK - Click here to purchase (Amazon.co.uk)
NZ - Click here to purchase (Mighty Ape)
US - Click her to purchase (Amazon.com)

A 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well hidden. Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall.

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Holy Hunter and Peter Mullan

Written and Directed by Jane Campion

this 2-disc set includes this bonus material:

  • From the Bottom of the Lake
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Elizabeth Moss/Character Profile
  • Holly Hunter/Character Profile


Video and Screencaps

Episode 5 Top of the Lake - Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake - Caroline Platt

Here's the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

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SCREENCAPTURES

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Promo Images

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VIDEO & SCREENCAPS
EPISODE 5

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

Watch Video

SCREENCAPTURES

View online or download images in zipped file


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Mini-Series Information

Screening Times:

Australia / New Zealand

- 24 March 2013 Foxtel UKTV Channel (Aus)
- 25 March 2013 UKTV (NZ)

US

- 18 March 2013 9 pm Sundance Channel
(first two episodes and then each Monday)

UK

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Top Of The Lake
See-Saw Films Pty Ltd

Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Philippa Campbell

Executive Producers Jane Campion, Sharon Menzies

Writers Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

Director Jane Campion

Broadcaster BBC (UK), UKTV (Australia), TV3 (NZ), Sundance (USA)

Funding: funding from Screen Australia and Screen NSW

Sales and Distribution BBC Worldwide (UK), UKTV (Australia - Foxtel)

Synopsis
A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She’s five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: “No one”. Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin’s obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.