Gellar says BUFFY Film Won’t Work

Sarah Michelle Gellar has been the dream-girl of an entire generation, whether it be thanks to Buffy or her role in Cruel Intentions. However she’s putting a preemptive kibosh on any plans for a Buffy movie.
Speaking to’s Sci Fi Wire, Gellar said that she just doesn’t believe a Buffy movie would work. Already a remake of the 1992 box-office flop by the same name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a lot going against it when it made its television debut 5 years later.

"We had a lot to overcome on a TV show," Gellar said in an interview. "Everyone's like, 'Why would you do that?' So then to go back [to a movie] feels kind of hard."

Thankfully, she’s not ruling it out. "Never say never," she said.

And with Joss Whedon being one of cult-fandom’s greatest sons, and one of its greatest writing talents, never is definitely not too far away.

"One of the reasons [the original Buffy movie] didn't really work on the big screen--and people blamed Kristy, but that's not what it was--is the story was better told over a long arc," Gellar said. "And I worry about Buffy as a 'beginning, middle and end' so quickly. ... You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that [the] audience can accept that, [and] I'd probably be there. Those are what my hesitations are."

Still recognized as Buffy the world over, Sara Michelle laughs at some of the run-ins she’s had. "I was in Bali, and I kid you not, my cab driver called me Buffy," she said.
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