Lucy Lawless maintains that she has no involvement in the Xena: Warrior Princess reboot reportedly in the works at NBC — as she tweeted when the news first broke — but that doesn’t mean she’s opposed to the idea.
“If there’s anything current going on, we’re not involved — we being me, Rob [Tapert and] Sam [Raimi],” she told EW.com on Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “But [NBC] could be doing it without us; they have the right to, don’t they? … I’d love to see it happen and I know that NBC wants to do it, but they’re just trying to find a way and a time.”
But even if the project does come to fruition, and Lawless is involved, don’t expect to see her back in full Warrior Princess-mode.
“I really couldn’t live that life,” she told the site. “I look back, I’ve got all sort of wear and tear from that lifestyle. That’s just what happens to human bodies when they get used a certain way a lot. I actually couldn’t do it. I’m 47, but there’s somebody great out there.”
Well, now that Lawless has gotten the ball rolling, who do you think could handle slipping into the Warrior Princess’ iconic costume? Drop a comment with your top picks below.