Sarah Michelle Gellar hates to be the bearer of bad news, but she totally just drove a stake through your dreams of a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” reboot. The actor and founder of Foodstirs swung by BUILD Series yesterday to chat about her brand new cookbook Stirring Up Fun With Food.
Gellar, who is best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the Joss Whedon series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” addressed fan demand for a reboot after EW’s recent cover story featuring a cast reunion for the show’s 20th anniversary.
“[Fans] want [a reunion] until they see it and they don’t like it,” joked Gellar. “By the way, this body couldn’t put up. I would break every bone in my body.”
Gellar went on to explain why “Buffy,” unlike “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life,” wouldn’t make for a great revival.
“‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ was about the horrors of adolescence…I don’t know necessarily what that translates into today [except a very tired girl who doesn’t want to work all night long in a graveyard],” quipped Gellar.
I’ve added some of the portraits from Entertainment Weekly‘s Buffy reunion to the gallery!
I’ve added three covers of the special Buffy issue for Entertainment Weekly to the gallery. The April issue features Sarah, along with David Boreanaz, on the cover. The issue also comes in three special limited edition covers, with two of them featuring Sarah.
Exciting news for Buffy fans! The cast reunited for the 20th anniversary of the show. Sarah is featured on the Entertainment Weekly April issue cover, along with David Boreanaz.
Into every generation, a Slayer is born and with her a TV series that pierces pop culture like a stake through the heart. Over the course of its seven-season run (all of which are now available on Hulu), Buffy the Vampire Slayer garnered one of the most loyal fandoms in television history, thanks to its unlikely but oddly seamless blend of genres (horror! comedy! teen soap! tragedy! musical?!?) and one of the most unique heroines ever seen on screen.
The series followed bloodsucker-hunter Buffy Summers as she navigated the horrors of Sunnydale High, both real (being the new kid, finding a date to the prom) and supernatural (snake monsters, hyena people). “It’s the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters,” says star Sarah Michelle Gellar. “It’s the hardest time of life.”
Adds David Boreanaz, who played Buffy’s vampire paramour Angel, “When you’re going through a really horrible part of your life, like your teenage years, you feel alone. And Buffy was a way to tell the audience you’re not alone.” Emma Caulfield, who played bunny-phobic former demon Anya, echoes Boreanaz: “It just touched on really basic human emotions, like a life blueprint. ‘I don’t have any friends. I feel isolated.’ Those sort of core human emotions.”
In honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer turning 20 years old (and still looking damn good), EW reunited the cast and creator Joss Whedon for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade. “This is surreal,” says Whedon. “For the most part, this is like a high school reunion but much worse because they all still look really great. I was hoping some of them would puff out a bit. But that did not take place.”
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