Lucy Lawless really is a warrior princess when someone threatens the environment.
In an effort to protest Arctic oil exploration, the Xena actress boarded an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand last February and spent FOUR days on top of a 174-foot drilling tower.
The 44-year-old actress and five other Greenpeace activists were eventually removed and
Lucy yelled, "Ayiyiyiyiyiyiyiyi!" the entire way down are now facing the consequences of their actions.
Lawless pleaded guilty to a trespassing charge and faces up to 3 years in prison, but she doesn't really seem to care too much. On her way out of the court room, she told sources:
"For the first time in my life, I put my body and reputation on the line to stand up for my beliefs and do the right thing. I hope I've encouraged other people to do the same.’’
Shell, the company chartering the ship, doesn't share her point of view and charged that the protest needlessly endangered peoples' lives. We'll see what her punishment is in September when she attends the sentencing hearing.
Lawless doesn't think she'll receive time behind bars because the protest was peaceful, but is concerned she may slapped on the wrist with "pain in the neck" traveling restrictions.
[Image via WENN.]
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