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Original 'Buffy' Weighs in on Upcoming Remake

Kristy Swanson
20th Century Fox


The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer says she not only supports the upcoming remake but also wants to be in it.

"Let Buffy live; why not?" Kristy Swanson, who starred in the 1992 film, told Entertainment Weekly a day after Warner Bros. announced it had picked up movie rights to the remake.

"If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," she said.

Her comments don't echo those of the character's creator, Joss Whedon, who on Monday expressed his disappointment in the reboot.

"This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths -- just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself," he told E! Online.

But Swanson was optimistic in the reboot, even without the participation of Whedon.

"There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so; he's a brilliant man, no doubt," she said. "I love everything Buffy. I don't care who's doing it."

Luke Perry, who starred with Swanson in the movie, declined to comment to EW through his spokesperson.