>Kristy Swanson wants in on Buffy reboot

>Unless you’ve somehow managed to avoid the Internet for the last couple of days you’ll already know Warner Bros are rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer sans Joss Whedon; something a lot of people are very angry and very sad about. But there’s one actress who’s apparently rather jazzed about it and that’d be the all-but-forgotten Kristy Swanson.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress – who appeared as Whedon’s first onscreen Buffy in the original 1992 feature film Buffy the Vampire Slayer – supports the idea of a reboot and wouldn’t mind being involved somehow. She told EW: “If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast.”

It’s not that the actress hasn’t any respect for Whedon (apparently); just that she loves the franchise so freaking much that she’s genuinely excited about the idea of it being transformed once again. Swanson told EW: “There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He’s a brilliant man, no doubt … I love everything Buffy. I don’t care who’s doing it.”

Considering the “career” Swanson has had post Buffy (her greatest claim to fame post-Whedon is probably her appearance in Dude, Where’s My Car?) it’s not too much of a stretch to see where the poor lass is coming from. But surely she doesn’t expect to play Buffy herself? What with no one yet attached to the role it’s hardly surprising that Swanson has seized the opportunity to speak out in favour of the reboot (let’s be honest, it’s the only thing she was ever any good in.) But, so far as I can recall, Buffy is a teenager and seeing as Swanson was already 22 when she made the first film… well, from where I’m sitting that looks a lot more like a painful dislocation than a wee stretch.

Discuss: Who (of appropriate age) should play Buffy in the reboot?

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