In a way, the Aussie is proclaiming the new regime, both as the slave who won his freedom and as the actor who stepped into Spartacus' shoes after Andy Whitfield had to exit because of lymphoma. Whitfield died in September. McIntyre: Andy Whitfield's death was the "saddest day" on the Spartacus set. As the new guy, McIntyre enters into a fantastically overwrought world of gore, copulation and pseudo-period dialogue with which fans are already familiar. Despite the convoluted language and intense fight sequences requiring months of training, it was the revealing sex scenes that he found the most challenging.
Lucy Lawless: In the ‘burbs, Spartacus is rocking a lot of marriages
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By Robert Rorke. In the scene, Thracian he-man Spartacus, played by Welsh-born actor Andy Whitfield, is making love to his wife. The camera lovingly pans down their writhing naked bodies. Sex scenes, in fact, come at regular intervals in the series premiere, with full-frontal female nudity 18 minutes into the one-hour episode. During the eight-month shoot, the cast grew accustomed to being naked. Lawless jokes that the nudity was contracted.
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The actress, who plays Lucretia in the historical drama, explained that the programme features explicit sex and violence. Lawless added that she didn't mind appearing topless or in sex scenes when filming for the show. People in ancient Rome had completely different relationships to people and their bodies and sexuality and the law and religion. Starz has already ordered a second series of Spartacus. Type keyword s to search.