Put down your pom-poms and stash away your Sunnydale cheerleading outfits, because Sarah Michelle Gellar has just put a stake to our hearts by saying she doesn’t think there will EVER be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion show.
Gellar put the kibosh on our hopes and dreams when she was asked by INSIDER if she could ever see herself reprising the role along with her co-stars.
"I honestly don't know about that," Gellar told the site. "The story of Buffy at her core was about the horrors of adolescence mixing with these horrors of the supernatural, and I'm not sure if that would translate to adulthood very well."
She added: "That wasn't her journey, and I don't know if that would work."
We beg to differ, SMG! While sure, she makes a good point, that hasn’t stopped us from wondering exactly what Buffy would be doing now. We’d like to think that given her kick-ass expertise and ability to nurture the young (she was a pretty cool big sister, let’s face it), Buffy would be leading her very own Slayer Academy outside of Sunnydale full-time.
Just imagine all the fun that could be had watching Buffy whip a host of millennial vampire hunters into shape (including, we imagine, a group of mini-Cordelias), perhaps with the help of her old foe-turned-friend Faith (Eliza Dushku). Not to mention all her trusted vamps who could pop in to be used as crash test dummies.
Then there’s Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan). If we were to meet her today, we’d probably be a little scared, as she’d undoubtedly be the most powerful witch on the planet. But having gone through that difficult “Dark Willow” evil stage in her magic career, it would be safe to assume she’d be leading a somewhat more balanced life now – and perhaps be the owner of a whole chain of Magic Box shops across the country (imagine a mystical Whole Foods, with Xander Harris as one of the regional franchise owners).
Obviously, we have no problem imagining what Rupert Giles (Anthony Head) is doing now. In fact, according to the new Giles spin-off comic Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles, he’s been brought back from his (comic book) death and put into the body of a teenage boy. Seriously, what doesn’t scream “television gold” more than a young, wise-cracking Rupert Giles?!
We could go on and on, but our point is, don’t rule it out just yet! What do you think of SMG’s bombshell? Let us know what you think the characters from Buffy would be getting up to nowadays.