Sarah Michelle Gellar recently lent her voice to Teela in Netflix’s upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation. And many fans still have good memories of her performance as the titular heroine in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since both are strong warrior women, it was inevitable for some to draw comparisons between the Slayer and the Captain of the Royal Guard at the palace of Eternos. The actress herself elaborated on the differences and the similarities between these roles.
“Buffy was always being told she had the power and it was about her learning what that journey of acceptance was like,” she said while talking with EW. “Nobody gave Teela any power.”
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The actress then said that she liked the opportunity to voice Teela, since she is the kind of character that she wouldn’t have the chance to play in a live-action movie.
“It was about her learning that she always had the power within her, which I think is something that’s much more relatable to the average person because the average person is not a superhero,” Gellar added. “That journey, I think, was really exciting. She also just looks so badass. Just the haircut, the undercut, the whole vibe excited me because, let’s be honest, if that was live action, nobody’s looking at that character going, ‘Oh, that’s Sarah. That’s who we need in that role.’ That is the kind of role that I would never get the chance to play live.”
The first part of Masters of the Universe: Revelation will debut on Netflix on July 23.
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