Normally, I am pretty good about not really slamming celebrities. I have hold back because it can be uncomfortable for some. But I am making an exception in this case.
Kevin 'Hercules' Sorbo has issues to say the least. Here is a guy, who came off as a stand-up guy, do all sorts of things for kids, etc. And it turns out, he is really just another prima donna actor who has a huge bitter thing going on. This is how you sink careers ladies and gentlemen.
Let's start off with Sorbo's latest interview. In this interview, Sorbo makes the wild accusation that Lucy left her then husband, Garth Lawless for a relationship with Hercules producer, Rob Tapert (who apparently left his wife, but that would be a common law wife).
Not true, according to several interviews given by Lawless in 1995, was seperated from her husband. There are stories abound about how Rob and Lucy first met, which was at the wrap party for Hercules in Los Angeles in 1995. Their first encounter pretty much was Rob seeing Lucy off in a corner crying because of the personal situation back home in New Zealand. I don't call that having affair, Mr. Sorbo.
By the time they started seeing each other Summer 1995, whatever relationships they had with other people, they were no longer in by that time.
Sorbo also brings up the issue of Laweless''s cameo in Spiderman. Lucy was in New York doing interviews and Sam asked her to stop by the set. She was then approached if she wanted to do a cameo (kinda like how Bruce Campbell shows up in Sam's movies). She said sure. That was a bone, Mr. Sorbo? That was Ms. Lawless being in the right place at the right time. No special trip, no pre-arrangement, no nothing.
Tracking back to Xena for a moment, in an 2001 interview (found here), Sorbo makes the claim that Xena stole all the writers, directors, etc. Not true. Xena hired in a writing staff, no one was stolen from Hercules. Additionally, New Zealand is a small country with a limited resource pool. So it's understandable that directors might enjoy working on one show over another.
Did Xena get a bigger piece of Rob's attention? Probably. More likely than not.
Back to Sorbo's current interview. No one will deny that Sorbo had a rough fifth season where he almost died because of aneurism that exploded in his shouler. However, that's not a reason to be all pissy about not getting offered a role in a movie. It's your attitude that gets you ignored by them, Mr. Sorbo.
Lucy worked through pain while recovering from her broken pelvis in 1996. She worked while pregnant. She worked when her back was killing her. She's a real trooper, Mr. Sorbo. I'm betting she didn't whine about it either. She worked, no matter how much it hurt. She worked because there were people counting on her to be there.
He then goes on about in 1996 how they asked him to do this movie that he claims was horrible and that if he wanted to make it, how come he didn't make with someone else? Um, you've been in the business long enough to know, Mr. Sorbo that movies get made for all sorts of reasons. Grow up, Mr. Sorbo.
Then we have this comment by Sorbo, "Throw me a bone." Um, maybe because you're a prima donna who's bitten off the hand that fed you is why you haven't gotten a bone tossed in your direction.
Lucy Lawless busted her ass since Xena ended to get where she is at today. And unlike you, Mr. Sorbo, you don't have people who obssess and write horrible things about you because of who you are. Not only that, Mr. Sorbo, Lucy has had to endure the wrath of fans, writing things about her husband pimping her around in season six, to the infamous claim that the she and Rob were out to destroy Renee's career. And then have the people who wanted your career dead because of the series finale and then to add on to that, people holding you personally responsible for all things wrong in your life.
No, Mr. Sorbo. It is YOU who should begging Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for a bone. At least Lucy is appreciative of her fans and she does not go around spilling sour grapes about your show. Even with Lord of the Rings sucked out most of Xena's crew, she was sad, but she didn't bitch about it several years after the fact. Lucy Lawless has class. And you know, as much as I want her to, she probably won't counter your claims because she is a lady of pure class.
Have some class Kevin Sorbo. Do us all a favor, SHUT. THE. FRAK. UP. YOU. SORRY. EXCUSE. OF. AN. ACTOR!