Q&A: Lucy Lawless gets witchy on 'Salem'

April 1, 2015 11:56 PM

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Lucy Lawless is bringing what she calls the "ultimate villain" to the supernatural drama Salem, premiering its second season Sunday (10 ET/PT) on WGN America. The New Zealand actress' Countess Marburg is part of an ancient line of German witches who come to 17th-century Massachusetts looking to take power away from magical up-and-comer Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery).

Lawless has been on TV screens for a while, from the syndicated adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess — which turns 20 this year — to cable favorites Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus: Blood and Sand. But one recent Salem scene she filmed in Shreveport, La., is the craziest thing she's ever filme...

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