November 25th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon may not agree with Warner Bros.' plan to revamp his classic movie, but it's an idea the 1992 film's leading lady can really sink her teeth into.
"Let Buffy live; why not?" actress Kristy Swanson, 40, tells New York magazine's Vulture. And Swanson, who originated the role of Buffy before Sarah Michelle Gellar took over for the 1997 TV series, says she'd be more than happy to appear in the reboot.
"If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," says Swanson. "There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He’s a brilliant man, no doubt. But I love everything 'Buffy.' I don’t care who’s doing it.”
As Marquee previously reported, writer Whit Anderson is handling script duties on the new "Buffy" movie. According to producer Charles Roven, "While not your high-school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."
For his part, Whedon wishes they'd just leave the "Buffy" legacy alone. "This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own," he says.
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