Lucy Lawless, Anti-Shell Protester, Once Did a Shell Commercial

Actress didn't always take Greenpeace's side

Lucy Lawless got arrested this week, but not for any of the usual sad/funny/pathological celebrity reasons. The actress, whom Adweek interviewed earlier this month, joined a Greenpeace protest of Shell's drilling practices and stormed a ship, and now she's being charged with burglary. Top that, Susan Sarandon! Seems she's changed her stance since she appeared as a gas station attendant in a Shell commercial, although a gig she took as a struggling actor 20 years ago isn't really a valid counterpoint against any principles she's gained since then. And even if her actions were a hypocritical left turn, have you seen the ad? I'd be carrying a grudge too if that crap show was on my résumé. David Kiefaber is a frequent contributor to Adweek's creativity blog, AdFreak.
Publish date: February 29, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT