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Charisma Carpenter - "New Buffy" Movie - She comments

Sunday 31 July 2011, by Webmaster

Ever since Warner Bros announced plans to do a movie remake of the hit TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer last year, the show’s creator Joss Whedon and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendan have all publicly called the idea to reboot the series a terrible one.

Now, half-Spanish actress Charisma Carpenter tells Latina.com what she thinks about the idea to reboot Buffy. "Personally I think it stinks," said Charisma, who played the popular high school mean girl Cordelia Chase on the hit series. "It’s just an opportunity to take something that was loved and cherished and lucrative and franchise it—and make more money from it."

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Last year, when plans to reboot the series were first announced, it was widely reported that Warner Bros was not looking to hire Joss Whedon (the creator of the TV show) to direct the movie adaptation. Charisma says excluding Joss is also a really bad idea. "I’m on Twitter, I’m @AllCharisma, and all of the fans that are on my Twitter say, ’that makes no sense. Why wouldn’t they involve Joss?’ she says.

"To not include the creator is insulting," she adds.

We asked Charisma what she would think if Warner Bros were to recast all of the roles from the hit show—including her character Cordelia Chase—with a new generation of actors. "They do that with a lot of shows," she replied. "Gilligan’s Island did that. Lots of shows over the course of history have recast— but it was never like the first time. The chemistry between each of our characters and the years that we had to develop it—you know, these people that I worked with, I worked with for seven to eight years of my life from Monday through Friday and it was very intense long hours. So to duplicate that, good luck,’ she said.

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But Charisma does have an idea that she thinks will help the reboot. "Just leave it alone," she says. "Leave good alone. It was brilliant what it did and what it meant to people is sentimental. To try and cultivate that with a whole new group—for what? The answer is that it’s money and that’s not a good motivation for anything," she said.

We asked Charisma if she still hangs out with some of her old Buffy pals. "Yes!" she said. "I’m in touch with David Boreanaz and Julie Benz mostly and a little bit of Alyson Hannigan. I adore Amy Acker. I would be happy to visit with them again. We hang out!" she said.