You can catch the article on the talented star of Spartacus: Vengeance published in the Audrey Magazine spring issue featuring cover girl Hannah Simone.
Audrey Magazine: Who is the best ass kicker on the show?
Katrina Law: I would have to say Oenomaus. He’s played by Peter Mensah. He’s physically a freak of nature. Nobody should be chiseled like that, it’s unreal. Peter brings an intensity to his character, and when he kicks ass, you just believe it. I think he’s the baddest bad ass on our show.
AM: Who has the best costume on the show?
KL: Probably Lucretia, [played by] Lucy Lawless. She gets beautiful costumes, and the colors and richness. I remember in season 1 [Spartacus: Blood and Sand], the slaves… would all be standing there jealous. We had this ongoing joke- we’re all going to sneak back in and steal all of the clothing. She gets these beautiful wigs, they’re all different colors, and fun ensembles. You just get a little jealous.
AM: Describe a day in your life.
KL: It depends on the schedule for that episode. Most days, I wake up at 4 in the morning, go to the gym by 4:30. Around 6 I would head toward set [and spend] an hour and a half in hair, makeup and wardrobe. And then hurry up, wait, hurry up, wait… get home around 7:30, 8 o’clock. Not all days were spent physically active. There’s a lot off waiting in this industry. You get paid to wait.
AM: How would you describe the cast culture?
KL: Lots and lots of very naughty jokes. I know more about men and their anatomy and what they do with their anatomy than any woman should. It’s just unreal, [spending] 14 hours a day with testosterone filled, half clothed men. It made for some funny conversations. Eventually, you have to join in, because it’s too much fun not to.
AM: What’s something that few people know about you?
KL: I’m very clumsy. Normally [when] you see me on the red carpet and on set, much time has been spent covering up bruises [from] walking into tables and books on the floor. 15 minutes need to be added every morning to cover up my bruises.
AM: What’s your favorite part about New Zealand? [where Spartacus was filmed]
KL: Doubtful Sound hot water springs [where Law got engaged in 2010 during Spartacus: Blood and Sand] is a beautiful place. There were seven waterfalls that were falling, and [my fiancé and I were] in the middle of a hailstorm. I am literally standing underneath this epic scenery. I’m looking at him, going, what are you doing? I was trying to take photos, and it was a big ordeal. I finally figured out he was asking me to marry him. I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting… It was epic.
AM: Can you share about the transition after Andy Whitfield’s [actor who originally played Spartacus] death?
KL: He was a man who had it all, a beautiful wife, the most supportive woman I’d ever met, two gorgeous kids, the lead on a hit show, and you think here he is, it all comes crashing down. We had hope that he would pull through… It’s been a hard season having that at the back of your head all the time… Life happens, life isn’t always great. The fortunate thing is that we have an entire season of Andy and of his beautiful face and personality on screen and we get to have that forever. For a lot of us, [it’s] remembering that and finding a way to move on. It’s bizarre and difficult.
AM: Which part of your ethnic heritage do you identify with the most?
KL: I used to say it was the Taiwanese side. Speaking Mandarin gives me a strong bond to my Asian roots along with the many trips that I have taken to Taiwan on family visits. It wasn’t until a trip to Europe in my teens that I realized what a beautifully rich culture my German and Italian sides held as well. I absolutely fell in love with Italy and am currently learning to speak Italian. I figure after I spend more time in Germany, I will feel the same about my German heritage.
AM: What are three things you can’t live without?
KL: Aquaphor lip gloss and if I want to go with color, MAKE UP FOR EVER lip gloss; my phone, and my sweatpants.
AM: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
KL: I just want to say thank you to the cast and crew and to STARZ for allowing me to be a part of a beautiful production and thank you to the fans that make the show possible.
New episodes of Spartacus: Vengeance air on STARZ on Fridays, 10pm, ET/PT.
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