Heather Morris might be rumored to play the next Whedon-less Buffy. Morris is known for her role as Brittany on Glee and the white girl “Single Ladies” backup-dancer for Beyonce. While the rumor is still in the air, Morris might not be the perfect girl for the role, but we wouldn’t mind in the slightest.
I personally find Morris’ story fascinating. She got called into Glee to teach the Single Ladies dance to the cast members. They found her so charming that they ended up casting her, and she ended up as one of the funniest characters on the show. And if you’ve seen her, she can DANCE.
Although, for a role like Buffy, you need a cult-like charm, and I’m not sure if she has that yet. She can make fun of herself, but can she play a serious role?
I wouldn’t mind seeing her try. Plus, I’m a sucker for Cinderella stories.
Morris’ name was rumored almost instantly after the project was announced, but then was promptly denied with a comment by screenwriter Whit Anderson on Twitter saying, “We’re not even thinking about casting yet…The script isn’t even written!” last Monday.
When Access Hollywood (via Latino Review) spoke to the actress at an event on Thursday, she cheerfully repeated the rumors about being considered for the role:
“They’re considering me! I found out and I almost peed my pants ’cause I was so excited! If they make ['Buffy'] when ['Glee'] is on hiatus, I don’t even care what I do, I can just run through the shot and do nothing – even if I’m not Buffy!” [ComingSoon]
^ And that’s one of the reasons why everyone loves her.