Who'll Be the New Buffy? Glee's Heather Morris? The Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola?

The artist otherwise known as Brittany says she's being considered for the big-screen reboot

By Kristin Dos Santos Dec 21, 2010 7:29 PMTags
Heather Morris, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Candice Accola

Looks like believing in Santa really can get you what you want.

Heather Morris—aka Glee's Santa-believing cheerleader Brittany— is not only getting some same-sex "developments" she's been hoping for (get my Brittany/Santana romance scoop right here!), she says she's in contention for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie "reboot." So is this really happening? Here's the lowdown:

"They're considering me!" Morris tells Access Hollywood of the Buffy movie. "I found out and I almost peed my pants 'cause I was so excited!"

"If they make [Buffy] when [Glee] is on hiatus, I don't even care what I do," she added. "I can just run through the shot and do nothing—even if I'm not Buffy!"

A Glee source tells me the idea of casting Heather would only work out if the Buffy movie were to go into production during Glee's short hiatus, given the scheduling demands on all of the series regulars.

A Buffy movie source adds that the film is still in early stages of development and hasn't begun casting. They are still "quite a ways from starting production."

Despite many fans of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series being heavily against a big-screen reboot without the involvement of mastermind Joss Whedon (Joss told us he has "mixed emotions", while Nicholas Brendon called it a "mistake"), the project is moving forward, and it seems that the new Buffy Summers is certainly a coveted role among many a rising starlet—particularly those already working in the cheerleader or vampire genre.

When asked if she'd like to take a turn from blonde vampire to blonde vampire slayer, The Vampire Diaries resident ditzy-but-edgy blonde Candice Accola (Caroline) tells me:

"I never watched the show but I was so into the movie with Kristy Swanson! I loved it because she was so sassy and did her little flips and staked people in her crazy prom dress. I love that movie. So who knows? I love that they're doing a remake of that. I think that it's a fun girl-power thing."

Anyone else you'd love to see in the role of the New Buffy? Or are you hoping the whole blasted movie thing just goes away if Joss is not involved?

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