It has been rumored for a long time that Glee star Heather Morris was in contention for the starring role in the forthcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, but executives kept denying them.
However, the actress herself in a recent interview with Access Hollywood has since confirmed the rumor!
SyFy is reporting that Morris said:
They’re considering me! I found out, and I almost peed my pants ‘cause I was so excited!
If they make [Buffy] when [Glee] is on hiatus, I don’t even care what I do. I can just run through the shot and do nothing, even if I’m not Buffy!
What are your thoughts on this new reboot without original show-runner Joss Whedon?
Wow, it just seems like Glee is taking over EVERYTHING right now…clearly one of the most popular shows in 2010, the stars just performed on Britains’ hit show X Factor and now one of the stars of the pop culture juggernaut is being considered to play Buffy Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot! Heather Morris, who plays the dim-witted and lovable cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on Glee is seriously being considered for the lead role in the film. I already know there a ton of you that most definitely won’t be happy about this news. So what exactly makes this chick a front runner for Warners’ who now owns the rights to the movie, in the role you may ask??
Recently, Movieweb revealed that Morris is being considered for various reasons.
Heather Morris’s comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship.
The Buffy character certainly does have that witty comedic timing, which after watching Morris on Glee for a while now, I think she’ll nail. What will be interesting to see is if Morris can pull off the straight-laced “my way or the fucking highway” attitude that Gellar executed so perfectly during her run on the show.
I for one and definitely interested in seeing how this reboot turn out even though it will be “Whedonless”. I see the situation as win/win. If it’s good then we’ll all be pleasantly surprised and have a new era of Buffy badassness and if sucks, well at least we’ll still have the memory of Whedon’s seven season EPIC masterpiece.