Australian Xena Warrior Princess
Media Archive

Created 19 December 1996 by MaryD
Articles from 2002








  • Expresso May 2002 about Lucy's plans for a summer vacation in Greece

  • Woman's Day - 20 May 2002 - "Lucy's a Mum Again"

  • NZ Herald - 11 May 2002
    LUCY DELIVERS: It's been a big week for Lucy Lawless - not only has there been the birth of her third child but her first post-Xena movie has lit up the American box office. Well, kind of ... blink and you'll miss her, but Lawless makes a fleeting appearance as "punk rock girl" in director Sam Raimi's recordbusting Spider-Man. Lawless, in full goth makeup and wig, has just one line, gushing about the webbed one's coolness as he sets about busting New York's crims. Her appearance, we presume, has something to do with the friendship between former college buddies Raimi and Lawless' husband, Rob Tapert. Their first collaboration was on the horror classic The Evil Dead in 1983, and they're both partners in Renaissance Pictures, the parent company of Renaissance Pacific, the makers of Xena and Hercules.

  • NZ Herald - 9 May 2002 - Short mention of Lucy's new baby

  • NZ Herald - 09 May 2002 6.00 am
    Xena star's new baby
    Lucy Lawless, former star of television blockbuster Xena: Warrior Princess, has given birth to a boy in Auckland. Judah Miro Tapert was born just before midnight on Tuesday in the home of Lawless, 34, and her producer-husband, Rob Tapert. The baby weighed a healthy 3850gm (8lbs 8oz). Lawless and Tapert, married since 1998, have another son, Julius Robert, 2, and Lawless has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, 13, from a previous marriage. Lawless appeared in the new-season premiere of The X-Files, and the comedy Just Shoot Me and makes a cameo appearance in the new Spider-Man movie.

  • The following blurb appeared The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - 9 May 2002
    Congratulations to Oxford & King Street (gay areas of Sydney) pin-up girl Lucy Lawless, former star of TV cult series Xena: Warrior Princess, and husband Rob Tapert on the birth of second son Judah Miro Tapert. Judah was born at home in Auckland and has a brother Julius, 2, and a half sister Daisy, 13, from a previous marriage.

  • Added AP Report about the birth of Judah
    Lucy Lawless Has Baby Boy
    Tue May 7, 3:37 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES - Former "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless is a mom again. The 34-year-old actress gave birth to Judah Miro Tapert on Tuesday at her home in New Zealand, according to publicist Leah Krantzler. The baby reportedly was in good health and weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. He's the second child for Lawless and husband Robert G. Tapert, executive producer of the "Xena" television show, which went off the air last year. They also have a 2-year-old son, and Lawless has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. Lawless appeared for six seasons as the breastplated, sword-wielding warrior, whose adventures featured a mix of sex appeal, ancient mythology, campy humor and fighting action.







  • Sunday Star Times - Lucy's Private Parts are Out In the Open
    Pregnant actress Lucy lawless is headlining the Auckland production of controversial American play The Vagina Monologues and National Radio's Kim Hill will guest star in the Wellington version. 

  • NZ Herald 23 January 2002 Lucy is once again lending her support to raise $100,000 for the Starship Children's Hospital. Today's NZ Herald has an interview with Lucy about the appeal.

  • NZ New Idea - 19 January 2002 - The most fearless woman on TV, former Xena star Lucy Lawless, is taking a really scary step. Kiwi actress Lucy is preparing to become a mum for the third time, putting her high-flying career on hold as she fulfils a long-held dream.

  • For Michelle Ang fans (are there any Akemi fans out there?) - Michelle has landed a role in the long running show Neighbours on Channel 10 (Australia) She was asked about her role on Xena in NW Magazine - 20 January 2002

  • NZ New Idea - 19 January 2002 - Second scan. Best and Worst Dressed. Lucy attending the Lord of the Rings Premiere

  • NZ Woman's Day - 7 January 2002 - small scan about Lucy's pregnancy

  • Sunday Star Times - "Lucy's a star again" 
    Gorgeous Lucy Lawless starts work this week on her first major project at home since Xena: Warrior Princess was axed.  Pregnant Lucy will join fellow Xena actress Danielle Cormack in pre-production for The Vagina Monologues.