Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Lucy Lawless Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Lucy Lawless

The swords and sandals are about the only similarities between Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless says.

"They're so different from each other in almost every way," she tells TVGuide.com. "From the technology, the fight sequences, the sex scenes."

Ah, yes, the sex scenes. In addition to the copious amounts of blood spilled on-screen, the Starz ancient Rome epic features boundary-pushing sex scenes that are about as explicit as you can get on television. Lawless, who had not done nudity prior to Spartacus, is at the center of a number of them as manipulative man-eater Lucretia.

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