Sarah Michelle Gellar has a new TV show coming out, so guess what question she's going to hear at every press junket for the next few months?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, even a decade after being canceled, still looms large in the cultural consciousness. There's good reason for that. Plenty of the current crop of supernatural TV shows take their cues from Buffy -- Supernatural, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who and on and on.
So, okay -- Gellar has a new show coming out in the fall co-starring with Robin Williams. New show means lots and lots of interviewing to promote the show. Interviews mean answering, "Would you ever do a Buffy movie?" and other variations on that theme.
Let's get it out of the way, shall we? Sarah Michelle Gellar: would you ever do a Buffy movie?
If there ever was the right story, we would do it. But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn’t work as a film.
What's weird about this quote is that it's made the rounds a bit and, everywhere I look, people are talking about how a Buffy movie is TOTALLY going to happen.
When the actor who played the titular role says "The story works better over time" and follows that up with "At this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in," you are probably not getting a Buffy movie. Not one starring the original cast, anyway.
So we're calling a big Buffy movie reunion dead. You may now feel free to ask Gellar about All My Children, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Cruel Intentions instead.