Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless talk 'Vengeance' in a new season of 'Spartacus'

"Spartacus: Vengeance" doesn't return to Starz until January of next year, but we already know about one big change: Andy Whitfield, having dropped out due to a recurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, has been replaced in the title role by little known Australian actor Liam McIntyre. "it's a role you wish was never there, especially as a fan," McIntyre explained at a panel held during the TCA cable press tour. "What he did in season one was exceptional...it's a tought act to follow, but i have an oblication to fans of the show and to Andy." 

As bloody as the show may be, the transition has been perfectly civil, according to McIntyre. "Andy's contacted me," he says. "He's met with this tragic circumstance and yet has the strength of character to contact me and say good luck and give me advice on how to proceed. That really speaks to the substance of the man." And those pointers? "He reminded me it was grueling. He said what I've now discovered, which is that it's not easy being Spartacus. Lift heavy weights, eat well and look after yourself, because it's a long season." Read More...


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