The cult hit Buffy: The Vampire Slayer recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary of going off the air. For the past decade fans have been clamoring for more. Star of the show Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals to Huffington Post that she would be interested in a Buffy movie.
“My joke is, at this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in,” Gellar, now 36, joked with E! News during a recent interview.
“Joss [Whedon] and I always talk about [a movie],” she continued. “But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn’t work as a film. And we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons, I think, is that the story works better over time … If there was ever the right story to tell, we would certainly do it. But I think there is also a great fear in that, and rightfully so.”
The original Buffy: The Vampire Slayer was released in 1992, starring Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry. The movie was not a success, and is described on Netflix as “campy fun”, completely different from Whedon’s witty drama. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie grossed only $4 million its opening weekend and went on to rake in just $16 million domestically.
“It’s kind of wonderful,” Gellar told The Huffington Post in May, looking back on the show in honor of its finale’s 10th anniversary. “I’m incredibly proud of that show — proud of everybody on it, of what we did … You can’t be prouder of that show. It still holds up in reruns and I’m blessed every day … I’ve been pretty lucky.”
More recently, Gellar has signed on to star in the new comedy The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams. Though she and fans still remain hopeful that a Buffy movie could be a reality. After all, fans brought back Agent Coulson and made the Veronica Mars movie a reality. Who knows what the future could bring.