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4 May 2018

Video: Renee Talks About Xena and A Scene From The Greater Good

This is a fun video. Renee talks to the Tallahassee Democrat and she's discussing doing a stunt with her staff (or in this case multiple versions of the staff she kept breaking it). The episode was "The Greater Good"

 

 

and here is the scene Renee was talking about - Xena S1 Ep21: The Greater Good


 

 

30 April 2018

Video: Renee and Son Miles Rehearse for Romeo & Juliet!

The Tallahasee Democrat news site has a nice little video of Renee and Miles rehearsing for the upcoming Romeo & Juliet production. Renee is playing the role of 'Nurse' and Miles is playing the lead role of 'Romeo'

 

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (SSC) is thrilled to, once again, bring our unique FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival to Cascades Park. This year, the SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL expands to four days and will join the ranks of some of the best Renaissance Festivals in the Southeast region on May 12th and 13th. Visitors will experience the magic and mystery of our jugglers, illusionists, stilt walkers, and fortune tellers; the spectacle of armored combat; the taste of medieval food; and even learn a new skill, be it blacksmithing, weaving, or belly dancing.

Visitors will enjoy the multiple programs and performances leading up to our Mainstage production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, performed in true Renaissance style, on the Capital City Amphitheater stage at Cascades Park. #FreeShakespeareinthePark #iHEARTtally #theARTSlivehere Performances will begin at 7:30PM each evening May 10-13, 2018. Renaissance Festival begins 4pm Saturday and Sunday (May 12th & 13th)

To learn about the benefits or membership (including reserved seats!) click here.

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY welcomes our 2018 Special Guest Artist, Reneé O'Connor, performing in our Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo & Juliet. Reneé O'Connor, best known for her role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, is an American actress, producer, and director with a deep and abiding passion for Shakespeare.

Ms. O'Connor has previously performed in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Romeo & Juliet (Nurse) and is thrilled to be joining us at the Capital City Amphitheater this May. #Xena #Gabrielle To add to the excitement and buzz, Ms. O'Connor will be joined by her son, Miles Muir, ONSTAGE as he performs the role of ROMEO!


 

 

16 November 2017

Interview Flashback: AUSXIP Interviews Renee in 2007!

We look back at some of the interviews we conducted with the Xena Cast. We first interviewed Renee back in April 2007!

Check out the videos!

PART 1

PART 2


 

 

6 October 2017

Video: Renee Interviewed at Premiere of A Question of Faith

This is such an fantastic interview with Renee at the premiere of the movie "A Question of Faith" I love her humble nature and respect for Xena fans.

 

What is this movie about?

Renee plays the role of Mary Danielson

Director: Kevan Otto
Writer: Ty Manns

Directed by Kevan Otto, the faith-based drama revolves around three families from different cultures who live in the same community; they are complete strangers living vastly separate lives until a texting-and-driving accident thrusts them onto converging paths where they discover God’s love, forgiveness, grace and mercy.

Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas Howell, Greg Alan Williams, Jaci Velasquez, Renee O’Connor and T.C. Stallings star in the pic, which was written by Ty Manns.


 

 

11 August 2017

Fox News - Then and Now: 'Xena' Stars Have Discussed Possible Reboot

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Fox News recently had an interview with Renee and also have the following article about the Xena Reboot. Renee tallks about Xena and a possible Xena Reboot.

August 11, 2017

“Xena: Warrior Princess” came to an end 16 years ago, but Renee O’Connor, who starred as sidekick Gabrielle, is still grateful for her involvement with the series, which became a top-rated syndicated show in the U.S. and a popular franchise in over 100 countries.

“I still feel quite blessed to be part of a group of people who really loved these two characters and what they stood for,” O’Connor told Fox News. “And [fans] resonate with those characters. They go out to become stronger, better people. I just feel so incredibly grateful that I was a part of it. This community kept developing and becoming stronger and stronger. And even when the show ended, this community continues to be an outreach for all types of philanthropy. That’s huge to me and even more important.”

“Xena” ran from 1995 until 2001. And throughout six seasons, the ladies spent their time combating evil, but off-camera, the set resembled a screwball comedy.

“Sometimes it felt like it was a movie out of the '30s with this Errol Flynn character swooping in,” she said, referring to cast-mate Bruce Campbell, who played Autolycus, the king of thieves. “There was a great sense of brotherhood and family — we always had that on set. It carried between all of us from the actors to the crew… We just had a sense of fun and adventure on set all the time. And that resonated with all of us. It was just a dynamic experience.”

And O’Connor stressed her friendship with Lawless is real. The duo still stay in touch.

“I feel really connected to her. She’s like a sister,” said O’Connor. “I love her and I admire her dearly. I'm always happy to send her a message… That's the beauty of email. I can send her a message and I'll know where she is... She’s an amazing human being and she's incredibly talented so she’s always pushing herself to do more as a person. I always felt that way about her. It hasn’t changed. It’s only magnified through the years.”

She also didn’t mind the costumes, even if they got smaller throughout the seasons.

“I just think there was so much fabric they didn’t know what was going to be underneath!” she joked. “Maybe they were afraid. They just kept cutting off a piece at a time. Or maybe it was just budgetary concerns… [Gabrielle] did grow through the years and developed from a young girl to a young woman, so they were trying to find ways to accentuate that change and show who she was on-camera -- and off-camera as well -- whether I was training or not.”

And “Xena” lives on. In 2016, the New York Times reported a reboot was in the works — one where the pair will be openly gay. O’Connor and Lawless aren’t involved with the revival, but rumors have long spread about a potential movie featuring the original cast.

“Unfortunately, it just hasn’t materialized. But if it did happened, then yes, I would definitely love to be in it,” she said. “I would love to revisit these characters again. Obviously, it would be a completely different experience, but I think it would be really interesting if that came up [and] if we could actually play the same characters.”

Lawless is also aware of the idea.

“It was something we were always willing to do,” O’Connor added. “But I don’t know… In jest, it’s something we would obviously love to do, but it would have to be something realistic to our ages and something that makes sense… We’re both pretty fit, but we’re nothing like we were during the show.”

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