Brent just sent me a heads up about his full Rob Tapert interview onthetorchonline.com
- check it out!
Rob Tapert Interview: The “Fanboy” Behind “Legend of the Seeker” and “Xena”
Posted on 27 April 2009 by Brent Hartinger, Editor
It’s hard not to be impressed by Rob Tapert. Along with his creative partners Sam Raimi and Joshua Donen, the man is responsible for some of the best, and most influential fantasy television of all time: first, Xena: Warrior Princess, which starred his wife Lucy Lawless, and now Legend of the Seeker, a surprisingly watchable adaptation of the Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth novels.
Recently, I chatted with Rob via phone from New Zealand, and he soon made it clear what a perfectionist he is — which is an obvious source of frustration in the blindingly fast production pace of series television. As of this posting, Legend of the Seeker has still not officially been picked up for a second season (although things look very good), but that hasn’t stopped Tapert from micro-analyzing everything about the first season and gearing up for an even better second one.Read the interview
Well we all kind of figured this was going to happen (or more to the point not happen) but now Rob has confirmed it. There will be NO Xena movie (at least not with Lucy and Renee in the roles).
Brent Hartinger interviewed Rob and sent me a note to alert me to his interview.Exclusive: Xena Movie “Just Won’t Happen,” Says Creator Rob Tapert
Posted on 21 April 2009 by Brent Hartinger, Editor
Rob Tapert, the co-creator of television’s Xena: Warrior Princess, has given up hope that there will ever be a feature film version of the classic show, at least not any time soon or starring series leads Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor.
“It’s something that just won’t happen,” Tapert told TheTorchOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think it’s going to happen for Lucy and Renee. In twenty years or ten years, in some amount of years, like McGyver, like Charlie’s Angels, it [could] happen like that [with other actresses].”Click here to read full article
Rob and Lucy attended the opening of the Cherry Orchard play - 11 April 2009
The NZ Herald Blog mentions Lucy and Rob (and shock horror they moved seats!)Lucy Lawless looked stunning in a sexy bob accessorised by her lovely hubby Rob Tapert. They drew whispers after the show's interval when the Hollywood couple jumped two rows to empty seats to be nearer to the stage.
Buy the Lucy and Rob photo from the NZ Herald Pix Site
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Read more of the blog which also mentions other Xena alumni in attendance and the newest cast member for Spartacus.Discuss this on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat