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Recast Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

Sarah Michelle Gellar — er, Prinze — may be a grown-up glamorous lady in big-screen movies now, but once upon a time she was the teenage vampire ass-kicker Buffy on beloved series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you could recast that show with new actors, who could fill SMP's shoes?

What about other characters, like Xander, Willow, Giles and Spike? If you so desire, you could also recast other players who came and went, like Cordelia, Angel, Dawn and Anya, though these characters are not necessary for the recast.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Jan. 22, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Buffy (Sarah Michelle Prinze)
Xander (Nicholas Brendon)
Willow (Alyson Hannigan)
Giles (Anthony Head)
Spike (James Marsters)

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KittyFantastic KittyFantastic 8 years
Absolutely love this show, the cast was perfect so wouldn't change a thing.
xBellax xBellax 8 years
Oh, also for Buffy..could be Reese Witherspoon..love her! I think she'd do a great job! Forgot to put that in.
xBellax xBellax 8 years
I'm gonna post a few choices I have in mind :) Buffy: Britnay Snow/Jennifer Garner/Amanda Bynes/Kate Hudson Xander: Jake Gyllenhaal Willow: Jessica Beil Giles: George Clooney Spike: Jensen Ackles That's all I got for now hope you like! :-)
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 9 years
Buffy (Kaley Cuoco) Xander (Zac Efron) Willow (Ellen Page) Giles (Steven Cobert) Spike (Kyle Schmidt)
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
Buffy ~ Hayden Panetierre Xander ~ Frankie Muniz Willow ~ Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5 and the new one also) Giles ~ Victor Garber Spike ~ Callum Blue Cordelia~ Sophia Bush Oz~ Jimmi Simpson (Stay Alive, Loser) Angel~ Alex O'Laughlin (Moonlight)
jules79 jules79 9 years
Buffy : Hayden Panitierre Giles: Hugh Laurie Xander: Penn Badgley Willow: Ellen Page Spike : Callum Blue Cordelia: Leighton Meeister
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Hmm I have to think about this! It's hard to recast a show I love so much. :-P
viola_cesario viola_cesario 9 years
Buffy - I know she's English (but so am I, so it's difficult to think of young Americans! - Plus she'd kick a**) - Billie Piper Xander - Justin Long Willow - Emily Browning Angel - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (again, not American - but talk about intensity) Giles - David Walliams Spike - David Tennant (phwoar)- I've seem him play a nasty, cocky young Londoner on stage - and he has so much presence. Tara - Amber Tamblyn Dawn - Emma Roberts And (just cos I got this idea) Drusilla - Mila Kunis
kelsodenn kelsodenn 9 years
def very hard to see anybody else in My FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME.... but lets see if we can give it the ole college try... buffy- elisha cuthbert xander- justin long willow- shannon soyssmon giles- chwitel ejifor spike- timothy olyphant of course the others... angel- christian bale fred- anne hathaway gunn- derek luke oz-elijah wood faith- megan fox wesley- hugh laurie dawn- evan racheal wood riley- mike vogel cordelia- jessica biel anya- parker posey the host- robin williams conner- garret hudlund tara- selma blair
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Few things. 1. me=my in my post. 2. KBell still plays teens and I'm not sure Hayden has the snarky chops needed. 3. This is just for play. No fan would accept a recast if there was ever a movie, etc. 4. Thank Joss for the comic!
Daisie Daisie 9 years
This may be the hardest recast. Buffy is my favorite show. I've been pulling me hair out and I'm still not happy. I have alternates for every part, as well as younger versions for each part. But oh well....here goes! Buffy: Kristen Bell Willow: Amber Tamblyn Xander: Jason Ritter Giles: Christopher Eccleston Spike: Shane West Angel: Christian Bale (oh, how I wish Craig Sheffer was 20 years younger!) Dawn: Daveigh Chase Anya: Maggie Grace Faith: Leighton Meester Cordelia: Emmanuelle Chriqui Tara: Jessica Pare
devilish12 devilish12 9 years
Buffy - Kristen Bell Xander - Noel Fielding Willow - Emily Deschanel Giles - Jensen Ackles Spike - Russell Brand Now that would be funny :D but very very strange
riki_21 riki_21 9 years
Buffy: Sarah Michelle Prinze Xander: Nicholas Brendon Willow: Alyson Hannigan Giles: Anthony Head Cordelia: Charisma Carpenter Spike: James Marsters Tara: Amber Benson Oz: Seth Green Angel: David Boreanaz I seen the picture that copy and pasted the faces on the original cast, it looks stupid. I mean come on who wants to watch other characters play them. Like on one of her interviews said you would have to know buffy and see what she has gone though and then having someone else play buffy, it wouldnt be right. I think it would be cool if everyone of the members came back like they are now and see how much they have changed and all. Thats just my opinion.
celeberrimous celeberrimous 9 years
Buffy–Amanda Seyfried (Karen in Mean Girls, Sarah in Big Love). Willow–Martha MacIsaac (Becca in Superbad). Xander–After much internal debate I’m going with Lucas Grabeel, aka Ryan from the High School Musical movies (shut up, yes I watched them). He's hilarious. Giles–Chiwetel Ejiofor. Excellent actor, British, able to play both stuffy and loveable, handsome but in an approachable way that would be easy to nerd up a bit. And this cast could use a little diversity, am I right? Spike–Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Julandran Julandran 9 years
It was kinda tough finding age-appropriate actors, but here's what I came up with. MAIN CAST: Buffy - Daniella Evangelista Xander - Randall Bentley Willow - Jordan Hinson Giles - Peter Wingfield Spike - Gareth David-Lloyd EXTRA CREDIT: Cordy - Scout Taylor-Compton Anya - Kirsten Prout Angel - Jason Dohring Oz - Michael Welch Dawn - Brenna O'Brien Joyce - Teryl Rothery Jenny - Anna Friel
jjbsb jjbsb 9 years
Ok, the ages are a little out and the American/English Actors to but I can see it. Buffy: Kate Beckinsale Xander: Christian Bale Willow: Keira Knightley Giles: Richard Dreyfuss Spike: Johnny Depp Angel: Clive Owen Cordelia: Brittany Murphy
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 9 years
Buffy - Leighton Meister (the girl has the best lines in GG, and she could totally deliver some of Buffy's best quips!) Willow - America Ferrera (Love her as Ugly Betty. And Willow has the same charm that Betty has and America pulls it off so well) Xander - Justin Long (He totally could play Xander. Nerdy and loveable) Angel - Josh Duhamel (Tall, dark and Forehead. Yum) Giles - Kelsey Grammer (I could totally hear him saying "Oh, dear lord!") Spike - James Marsden (Spike is my all time fave character and James Marsters can never be replaced, but James Marsden, with those stunning cheekbones and boyish good lucks could pull it off. ) Cordelia - Rachel Bilson (Summer was a total Cordy seasons 1-3 knock off, and Rachel played her well!) Faith - Kirsten Bell (I see a lot of Faith in her new character in Heroes) Drusilla - Angelina Jolie (Dark, mysterious & crazy. Totally Angelina!)
mightofprinces mightofprinces 9 years
I tried to keep this one age appropriate and budget appropriate as well. I don't somehow think Kristen Bell (28 years old) could pull off playing a 16 year old. Buffy - Amber Heard Willow - Keisha Castle-Hughes Xander - Kyle Gallner Spike - Ian Somerhalder Giles - Jack Davenport
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