It’s a big year for Buffy The Vampire Slayer as it turns 20 (man, do we feel old) in 2017!
And, in preparation for the anniversary – come on FOX, we need Buffy celebrations this year! – Buffy Summers herself, Sarah Michelle Geller has been talking about Buffy growing up and wether or not she thinks we’ll ever see Buffy on the screen again:
“The most formidable years of my life — transition from teenager to adult — were spent filming Buffy. I learned every day from the experience and from her,” Gellar told THR.
“She taught me it wasn’t about being perfect; it was about trying the hardest to be the best you can be. I also loved how hard Buffy worked, as she had no typical powers most superheroes have. She had to train and work hard at her craft. Buffy reminded us that being different was not only OK but really cool — and at a time when most kids are trying to desperately fit in.”
However the actress doesn’t think Buffy belongs on TV as a, em, older hero (we disagree by the way): “I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years,” she said.
“With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience. I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could. The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth.”
Of course, if Geller was keeping up with Buffy lore (well, the Dark Horse books), she’d know no such thing happened… but, that said, we want her back as Buffy.
Do you? Let us know…