Buffy Honcho Has Faith
Faith the Vampire Slayer?
That's just one title producers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might
consider should series star Sarah Michelle Gellar hang up her stake
to take a full-time stab at films. In fact, Buffy creator Joss Whedon
admits that Eliza Dushku - who plays Buffy's bad-ass rival, Faith
- would be more than up to the task.
"I think absolutely you
could have a show that revolves around Eliza. She is an extraordinary talent,"
Whedon tells TV Guide Online. "But [it] would be a very different show.
There's a reason why Sarah is Buffy and Buffy is Sarah. What Eliza brings
to the show is very different than what Sarah brings. They have very different
personas... a very different kind of magnetism.
"Could there be another
Slayer?" Whedon continues. "Yeah. But you are talking about a radically
different show, and right now I'm happy with this one."
Ironically, Whedon put
the scenario to the test in a recent two-part episode when Faith - who
tonight pays a visit to Buffy's ex on his spin-off, Angel - took
possession of her nemesis's body and lived life as The Chosen One. Whedon,
however, has no plans to take that experiment to the next level as he expects
Gellar will remain on slayer patrol for the foreseeable future.
"[Besides], I don't really
think that far ahead," he says. "I'm thinking about the next year and I
know Sarah will be here. And I imagine that she will be here for some time