Quotable: Joss Whedon’s Formula For “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 1, 2010 - 6:20 pm

“There’s a whole recipe for how to make a Buffy. Take one cup Sarah Connor from the first ‘Terminator’ movie; one cup Ripley [from ‘Alien’]; three tablespoons of the younger sister in ‘Night of the Comet’; a few sprigs of ‘A Little Princess’—the book, not the movies; and a pinch of Jimmy Stewart for pain, because nobody does better pain. Bake those up. Once it’s cool, add a little Rosalind Russell from ‘His Girl Friday.’ All of this must be in a P.J.-Soles-in-Halloween crust. That’s very important.”

—”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon on the formula for his most famous character [EW]