Sarah Michelle Discusses BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, What She Learned, and Where Buffy Would Be Today
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an incredible series that helped define a generation. I loved that show, there was a magic to it that could never be recaptured. During a recent interview with THR, series star Sarah Michelle Gellar reflected on the series, what it taught her, and where she thinks Buffy would be today.
"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. She taught me it wasn't about being perfect; it was about trying the hardest to be the best you 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."
With all of the series revivals we are seeing produced today, some fans are hoping to see one for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yeah, it would be really cool to see, but I think Buffy should just be left alone. The series had a great, satisfying ending. When asked about the possibility of a revival, Gellar said:
"I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years. 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.”
She then said she hopes Buffy is today:
“I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth."
That would certainly be an unexpected yet fitting place for Buffy. I hope that’s where she is, but I can’t help but think Buffy is still out there protecting the world from vampire and demon scum.