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Lucy Lawless 'Never Liked' All The Violence On 'Xena: Warrior Princess'

04/15/2015 01:37 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2015

For six seasons, Lucy Lawless fought evil on the cult TV hit "Xena: Warrior Princess," but the Kiwi actress was never a fan of the violent scenes, she revealed in a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday.

"[The show] had all that fighting, which I never liked, but had to do it, so my only defense was to get as good as possible as fast as possible, so I could get the misery over and done with," she told host Ricky Camilleri.

She also said the titular role was one of the most physically challenging characters she's ever played.

"We were out in the rain all winter and it was hard work, physically," she added.

Lawless' role as Lucretia in "Spartacus: War of The Damned" proved to be more emotionally grueling due to its prominent nude scenes, with which she said she was not comfortable at the time.

"There was an amount of nudity. There was some pretty heavy duty material, you know," she said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with Salem actress Lucy Lawless here.

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