The Evening Post (Wellington)
1 graphic: "Lucy Lawless"
Another article on the NZ Prime Minister and USA Secretary of State meeting.
Actress Lucy Lawless might be a peacenik but her alter ego, Xena, Warrior Princess, is still the hero of United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. On a fleeting trip to New Zealand last year, Mrs Albright said Xena was her role model. And despite Lawless confirming that she does indeed hold anti-nuclear views, Mrs Albright is sticking with her hero. "She told us that when she feels frustrated she uses the Xena symbol and says, 'Now look, this is important and anything is possible,' " Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said after talks with Mrs Albright yesterday. "I thought it was wonderful that she's now using a New Zealand image of a very powerful woman who views the fact that things have to be done and need to be done as not an impossible task." -
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