Is Glee Star Heather Morris Our New Buffy?

Is <i>Glee</i> Star Heather Morris Our New Buffy?

The young actress is apparently the front runner to take over from Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Vampire Slayer in the upcoming reboot from WB..

Movieweb met with an associate of Dolly Parton's Sandollar Production Company, which sold the Buffy the Vampire Slayer rights to Warner Bros. They suggested that Morris, who is one of the stars of the hit tv show Glee, is being looked at to play Buffy Summers in the big screen reboot of the Joss Whedon show..

The source claims that Glee's Heather Morris has been brought up many times in regards to who will follow in Kristy Swanson and Sarah Michelle Gellar's footsteps. And now we are hearing that the actress is actively being sought to take on this highly coveted role.

There was outrage from fans of the hugely popular tv show when this reboot was announced, especially since the show's creator Joss Whedon will have nothing to do with it. Although it was recently revealed that Whedon was actually asked to get on board the reboot and declined. Not too much is known about how the new story will differ from the show, or which, if any, of the popular cast of characters will make the jump to the movie. However Movieweb seem to reveal a few more details..

The source indicates that Heather Morris's comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship.

Morris has been a back up dancer for Beyonce Knowles, as well as starring in the movie Fired Up. She is best known for portraying cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce in Glee. Until we have more solid info on this, treat it as a rumor.

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TANKGIRL - 12/11/2010, 5:12 AM
i love heather morrison she funny but not yet a good actress she has a long way to go ad seems dont have the vibe for buffy

LEEE777 - 12/11/2010, 5:17 AM
Lmao... lets hope [frick]ing not! : P

Leave BUFFY alone and especially from GLEE/TWILIGHT/POTTER actors! : D

OptimusPrime114 - 12/11/2010, 5:33 AM
@LEEE777: Dude, I'm starting to get sick of your hate of anything Glee or HP. Twilight you can hate, but leave Glee and Harry Potter alone. At least those two have substance.
TANKGIRL - 12/11/2010, 5:43 AM
@ i dont blame leee for hating show he just expressing his opinion

but enough is enough ok we get it you hate everything so hollywoodiash

i like glee i watch one episode i think it very overrated show nothing special i don't have passion to continues watch glee
StrangerX - 12/11/2010, 5:44 AM
Never watched Glee so I don't know the chick. However, I have watched the movie, and a few episodes of the Buffy series show would be a cute Buffy but I wish they would leave all the vampire shit alone.
Angelus - 12/11/2010, 5:50 AM
Not a chance in hell!

LEEE777 - 12/11/2010, 5:50 AM
I don't H8 GLEE, its just too much HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for me lol! ; P

The fact they are remaking BUFFY is wrong in its self!

The Vampire bandwagon's getting BS lol.

Wanna watch a GOOD take on Vamps =


TANKGIRL - 12/11/2010, 5:59 AM

Vafrous - 12/11/2010, 6:09 AM
Based on her performance in Glee...NO!
LEEE777 - 12/11/2010, 6:23 AM
Lol @ TANK, I'd take SOOKIE over any annoying chick in TWI-SH1TE but I do know what you mean lol!

DEADSHOT @ Exactly!
TANKGIRL - 12/11/2010, 6:26 AM
secretasianboy - 12/11/2010, 6:35 AM
She's a dancer not an actress
marvel72 - 12/11/2010, 6:43 AM
didn't care too much for the original series of buffy so i don't think i'll give the reboot too much time either.

true blood all the way.
Geeksiah - 12/11/2010, 7:19 AM
I think the actress has the look, she is reallly funny. I say they could do much worse.

BTW I like Glee...
It's diffrent from most shows out there.

ComicBookGoth - 12/11/2010, 7:31 AM
im with LEEE777
all the way !
Vafrous - 12/11/2010, 7:55 AM
Sookie has really nice legs...
ThisFan - 12/11/2010, 8:15 AM
Do not mess with Buffy its great already and just because vampires are in right now doesn't mean Buffy needs a remake.
Moreci333 - 12/11/2010, 8:39 AM
Ive seen Glee this girl sucks at acting shes horrible.
Deadshot - 12/11/2010, 8:44 AM
There is only one true Buffy, and that will always will be Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Moreci333 - 12/11/2010, 9:30 AM
Right on Deadshot.
ecksmanfan - 12/11/2010, 9:36 AM
She is [frick]in hilarious on Glee! I'm not a Buffy die-hard, so I can't say yes or no as to whether or not she would be good, but I think she's the bee's knees!
wavehunter - 12/11/2010, 9:39 AM
That show (Glee) is lame.
superdog - 12/11/2010, 10:06 AM
You know I actually watched an episode of glee the other night and I gotta say that what everyone has been saying about that show is IS only for women and gay men.
krzfter - 12/11/2010, 10:50 AM
No. No. NO! It would be one of the worst casting ever.
patriautism - 12/11/2010, 11:04 AM
I like Glee and love Potter , sorry leee :P
Although she is the funniest person on Glee, I don't agree with them remaking Buffy without Joss, and I don't think she is right for the part at all. If they absolutely have to remake it, Hayden Panettiere for Buffy.
Scion - 12/11/2010, 11:31 AM
Hayden Panettiere for my love slave.
CherryBomb - 12/11/2010, 12:20 PM


But I'd rather see Heather Morris in a TV Show reboot of Buffy. She just isn't a big name and I don't think she could hold her own movie.

I love Heather <3
boostergold76 - 12/11/2010, 1:23 PM
I'm not happy about a reboot, would still rather see sarah michelle gellar in either a big screen version or a made for tv or dvd follow up to the series. I will admit though, this Heather Morris chic is hot as hell though!
AverageCitizen99 - 12/11/2010, 5:00 PM
Not too sure about her since I haven't really seen her act nor the show. I think there would be better choices though, respectibly.
Betty - 12/12/2010, 9:57 AM
Buffy was shite the first time around. Let it die. I love this girl though. I would like to see more of her, alot more. Anyone see her nude pics? Hachi mochi!
Lars - 1/24/2011, 10:41 PM
Face it, they have the rights to make a Buffy movie; they're gona do it. If I understand it; their clam stems way back to the first movie. With that said; only characters from the origional film and or new, origonal characters can appear in the "reboot". No Willow, no fans of the series should have nothing to worry about. If the Joss man is resigned to it, then so be it! At worst it will be a blip on the Buffy-verce.
spidey1994 - 5/29/2011, 2:51 PM
That picture of her is pretty hot :D

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