Sarah Michelle Gellar opens up about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’s legacy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer it’s one of those few shows that I rewatch often. It was just such a fun series to watch full of great characters. The best thing about the series was the stories it told and how relatable they were to so many different people.

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During a recent interview with SFX, Sarah Michelle Gellar she was feeling a little nostalgic and spoke about her time on the series and the legacy she has left behind, and how proud she is of her work on the show. She said:

“As an actor, all you want to do is have a show that affects people, that they love and support. That’s your legacy. I’m so proud of what we’ve created. It’s been a tumultuous two years and understanding the show and its legacy , there is good and bad in all of this. Now I’ve gotten to a place where we can really appreciate the show for what we’ve created. I’m so proud that during the pandemic, the show has reached a whole new generation of people who still felt that it spoke to them, that it was still appropriate and that it still meant something to them.”

She went on to talk about the horror genre in general and how it offers great roles to women, saying, “Horror is one of the few genres where you can do that. To have a character like Buffy, who is so three dimensional and hits all those notes.. . you don’t want to just be the wife or girlfriend.”

There was an effort to reboot the series and Joss Whedon was developing it with the writer Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of SHIELD). The project also centered around a new take on the vampire slayer and was described as “contemporary, based on the mythology of the original”.

The project has been put on hold, but if it does eventually go ahead, Gellar isn’t interested in being a part of it. He previously explained why, saying:

“I’m not. I’m very proud of the show that we created and there’s no need to do that. We wrapped it up. I’m all for them continuing the story because there’s the story of women’s empowerment. I love the way the show was left: “Any girl with power can have power.” It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have power. But like I said, Buffy’s metaphors were the horrors of adolescence. I think I look young, but I don’t i am a teenager.

I’m fine with it not being there Buffy restart. That original series is all I need and the fans can just watch and enjoy it again and again.

What are you thinking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer? What do you like about the series?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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