Hoof-and-Mouth Disease Strikes Buffy
In anticipation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's
Trachtenberg — who
plays the eponymous
supergirl's kid sister
Dawn — isn't taking
voice lessons, but
rather, practicing her
"I begged [series
creator] Joss Whedon not to have me sing as much
[as everybody else]," she tells TV Guide Online. "I'll
dance, though. I love dancing, so he was checking to
make sure of my ballerina skills. I'm like, 'Why,
Perhaps, besides tailoring Trachtenberg's rockin' role
to her aptitudes, Whedon is gauging her
surefootedness in case Sarah Michelle Gellar ever
gives up kicking butt. "I've been asked if a spinoff or a
continuation [of the show] would be of interest to me,
and pretty much it is," she reveals. "It's quite exciting.
I love my character, and I love the fact that Joss lets
me exercise any type of acting that I want to and
really show what I can do."
Until Gellar bequeaths her stakes to Trachtenberg,
however, her on-screen counterpart may be just as
glad that she doesn't have her sibling's ghoul
troubles: This season, Dawn will deal with some
scary beasts of an altogether different sort — boys.
"There were some hints about that in 'The Body'
episode," Trachtenberg recalls. "But all I can say is
that, like any teenager, Dawn will be going through
every type of emotion.
"Anything you throw at me," she adds, "I'll try to
Provided, of course, that singing isn't
— Charlie Mason with Michael Ausiello