Brendon Talks 'Buffy, 'SW2'
Nicholas Brendon. a.k.a.
Xander of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, took some time to talk to Cinescape
magazine contributor Melissa J. Perenson about rumors floating around regarding
Buffy and his potential involvement in Star Wars: Episode Two.
there have been a number of rumors floating around that suggest a major
member of the regular cast was heading six feet under. When asked if there
was any truth to the rumors, Brendon reveals, "Buffy, Xander, Willow, and Xander
[probably means Giles -Anna] are the four people that will never die. Unless,
of course, there's a bitter contract dispute with Fox. Anyone above and
beyond that is expendable in Joss' eyes. This year, there's no truth to
those rumors, from the people that you see on the titles."
In general, Brendon also
seemed to be pretty happy with how the current season with its changes
has gone, saying, "It was cool because it was a growing year for everybody.
And very realistic, which is what I think Joss does an amazing job with
on the show."
Brendon was also one of
many names making the rounds through the rumor mills as a possible candidate
for the coveted role of Anakin
Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode Two and Three. Any truth
to his being under consideration? Yep, sounds like it, as the actor explains,
"George Lucas came to our set two months ago. And so I talked to him. But
when I realized the little kid in the first episode is Anakin, I [also]
realized that this is probably not going to happen."