Sarah Michelle Gellar Has No Interest in Returning to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
However, she is happy to transfer the equity!
Sarah Michelle Gellar has revealed she has no interest in playing Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer despite rumors of a possible comeback. The actress, who played the eponymous character on the hit teen TV fantasy series throughout the 1990s and 2000s, is currently focusing on her latest role on Paramount's new series, The Wolves.
As first reported by Movie Web, Gellar made it clear in an interview with SFX Magazine that she has no intention of reprising her role as Buffy. "I'm not [going to return]. I'm so proud of the show we created, it doesn't need to be finished. We're done," said Gellar, who was happy to leave Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2003 after the show turned down 1994-2004 spin-off series Angel (starring David Boreynaz). "I'm all for them continuing this story because there are stories of female empowerment. I love the way the show left it: 'Every girl with power can have power,'" she said, offering her blessing for a possible reboot . However, she went on to say that her age is not suitable for playing adolescent roles. "It's set up very well for other people have power. But like I said, Buffy's metaphor is the horror of adolescence. I think I look young, but I'm not a teenager.
Gellar's comments follow her previous description of working on Buffy's set as "toxic". Gellar claimed at The Wrap's Women's Power Summit in Los Angeles in December that "women compete with each other" to prevent They become "too powerful". Creator Joss Whedon. "[I believe this is] what all the scenes look like. Now that I have the opportunity to work with more women and men who are equally supportive of women, I realize how easy the experience is," said Gellar.
Rumors of a possible reboot of the hit fantasy series have swirled for years, with the most recent attempt at 2022 2018, a reboot series directed by CW veteran Monica Owusubrin (Midnight, Texas) and Whedon will feature a black female lead in a modern update of the Buffy franchise. However , the project will "build on the mythology of the original book," The show was said to be shelved last August, with Owusu-Breen revealing she didn't want to try to recreate the original show's magic, including changing the cast.
Gellar is currently working on her new project Wolf Pack. Gellar will play not the teenage vampire slayer, but Kristin Ramsey, an arson investigator described as "a well-respected expert in her field with a strong sense of personal loss and Not unfamiliar." The Paramount series, which premieres this month, is a spinoff of "Teen Wolf: The Movie," which follows four teenagers who are attacked by mysterious monsters awakened by California wildfires. The series will also star Amy Pitts (The Sex Life of a College Girl), James Martinez (Love, Victor) and Leo Mangini (Come Home Before Dark), among others.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is currently streaming on Disney+, while The Wolf Pack will premiere on Paramount+ on January 26, 2023. Check out the official trailer for Wolf Pack below: