Original vampire slayer wants return in new ‘Buffy’

Kristy Swanson would like to reprise the role

Kristy Swanson, the actress who played the lead role in Buffy The Vampire Slayer before Sarah Michelle Gellar, wants to reprise her part in the upcoming reboot.

Warner Bros recently announced plans to resurrect the cult TV show for a new movie – without the involvement of the show’s creator Joss Whedon.

Before the TV show Whedon wrote 1992’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, in which Swanson took the lead. Now the actress has said she believes the franchise could survive without Whedon‘s involvement and is also hoping for a part in the film.

Swanson told Entertainment Weekly: “Let Buffy live; why not? If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast.

“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.”