Back in November, we told you that Warner Brothers is making a new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie, only without Sarah Michelle Gellar, who became a girl power icon on the TV show, or Joss Whedon, who created both the series and the 1992 movie. Naturally, this doesn’t have us Buffy-philes very happy. But some casting news could be the silver lining on a cloudy day. Apparently, Heather Morris—aka the amazing Brittany on “Glee“—is being courted for the role. “They’re considering me!” Heather says. “I found out and I almost peed my pants ’cause I was so excited!”
So how does Heather compare to her Buffy predecessors, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kristy Swanson? A full analysis after the jump.
|Name||Heather Morris||Sarah Michelle Gellar||Kristi Swanson|
|Hometown||Thousand Oaks, CA||New York, NY||Mission Viejo, CA|
|Before She Was Buffy…||Was a backup dance for Beyoncé, who became Brittany S. Pierce on “Glee.”||Played Erica Kane, Susan Lucci’s long-lost daughter, on “All My Children.”||Starred in the short-lived TV show “B.L. Stryker ” alongside Burt Reynolds.|
|Butt-Kicking Ability||High. I wouldn’t cross Brittany. I bet she pulls hair.||Exemplary. We can’t even estimate how many vamps and other nasty supernaturals she toasted.||Eh. She had to set the gym on fire to kill the vamps.|
|Life After Buffy||To Be Determined.||Stayed married to Freddie Prinze Jr. and starred in “The Grudge,” followed by a string of box-office bombs.||Starred in a string of box office bombs, did a Playboy spread and won “Skating with Celebrities” in 2006.|
Overall, I think Heather totally looks the part of Buffy. And I know with her dance background, she’ll easily be able to do some hyper-choreographed fight sequences. The unknown here is her acting ability. She does a great emotionally vacant cheerleader who’s sniffed a little too much glue, but can she give a character like Buffy the heart she needs? I dunno.