Zendaya, the vampire slayer.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer know the deal: In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer. And now Sarah Michelle Gellar, the original Buffy Summers, knows who she wants to pass the stake, er, torch to should the series ever get a reboot.
"I vote Zendaya," revealed Gellar in an interview with Evan Ross Katz, author of Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, noting that she supports a reboot of the show if it comes to fruition.
“25 years ago today I had the honor to introduce the world to my version of Buffy Anne Summers. It was an uphill battle. A mid season replacement, on a new network based on a movie, that was by no means a giant success. But then there was you. The fans. You believed in us. You made this happen. You are the reason 25 years later we are still celebrating. So today we celebrate you as well.”
Although the prospect of Buffy the Vampire Slayer becoming fodder for the reboot industrial has fans divided, Gellar made her support clear in 2018. "At the end of the day, it's all about great storytelling,” she told People. “If a story lives on, then I think it should be told in any incarnation it can be told in."