Monday, February 12, 2007
Xena: Footballer Princess
Lucy Lawless has long since hung up the chakram, but it seems she might be picking up the pigskin. Over the weekend the actress-singer-all around ass kicker announced on her fan club blog that she had signed on to play the lead in the American version of the British sudsfest “Footballers’ Wives.” Lucy said she wasn’t interested in the part at first [a) I don’t like football and b) I don’t play “wives”!] But after reading the juicy role described as “Tony Soprano in Manolos” she had a change of heart. To appeal to U.S. audiences, the sport has been changed from soccer to American football and the show redubbed “Football Wives.” ABC has ordered a pilot and X-Men/Superman director Bryan Singer may direct. Did I mention the UK version featured a lesbian sports agent? Hey, I think Renee O’Connor is available.