Sarah Michelle Gellar desires justice for the “steamy” kiss she shared with Linda Cardellini as Daphne and Velma within the 2002 Scooby-Doo film.
“There was an precise kiss between Daphne and Velma that obtained reduce,” Gellar stated on Watch What Occurs: Stay! with Andy Cohen on Thursday.
A “Steamy” Kiss
Gellar, who performed Daphne, known as the kiss with Cardellini’s Velma “steamy.”
“There was a steamy — I imply, I stated it was steamy, however they [the studio] in all probability didn’t suppose it was, therefore it was reduce,” she stated.
“There was a steamy kiss?” Andy Cohen requested.
“Sure. It obtained reduce,” Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed. “I really feel just like the world desires to see it. I don’t know the place it’s.”
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star additionally remembered one other LGBTQ ingredient of the unique script that was reduce, too.
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“There was an excellent line too that I’ll always remember,” she stated. “We have been having a combat, Daphne and Fred, after which I yell at him, ‘And that ascot makes you look homosexual!’ And I slam the door they usually reduce that, too.”
That joke on Fred — performed by her now-husband Freddie Prinze Jr. — was truly “the rationale I truly signed onto the film,” Sarah Michelle Gellar stated.
“It’s one thing everybody’s thought for a very long time!” she added. “There’s at all times been an implication about Fred being occupied with each events. All of it obtained reduce.”
James Gunn Unique Plan for Velma
In a since-deleted tweet from 2020, James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay, confirmed that within the unique script he wrote, Velma was queer.
“In 2001, Velma was explicitly homosexual in my preliminary script,” Gunn wrote on the time. “However the studio simply stored watering it down and watering it down, turning into ambiguous (the model shot), then nothing (the launched model) and at last having a boyfriend (the sequel),” the since-deleted tweet stated, based on Selection.
Now, the beloved Scooby-Doo character Velma is lastly attending to be canonically lesbian within the new Trick or Deal with, Scooby-Doo! animated film in addition to within the HBO Max sequence Velma.
Directed by Raja Gosnell, the 2002 Scooby-Doo film’s solid additionally included Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, in addition to Isla Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, and Neil Fanning.
You’ll be able to watch Gellar’s full interview alongside Rosie Perez on Watch What Occurs: Stay! above.
Most important Picture: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Matthew Lillard and Freddie Prinze Jr. in Scooby-Doo (2002) Picture Credit score: Warner Bros.