Total Nerd If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?  

Collin Flatt
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List Rules Vote up the actresses who would slay it as Buffy.

Twenty years after Buffy Summers began saving the folks of Sunnydale, talks of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot are surfacing to the joys of '90s kids everywhere. Much of the show's popularity stemmed from the titular blonde badass, played by Sarah Michelle Geller, whose charisma and spunk ended numerous vampires and enamored millions of fans. So, if Buffy rises from the cinematic dead like a bloodsucker from his grave, a Buffy fantasy casting is in order. To stand in the slayer's shoes requires an actress with the proper combination of gumption and girl-next-door. 

Actresses like Zoë Kravitz or Chloë Grace Moretz, who have in the past played strong young characters, fit such a bill perfectly as young women you wouldn't want to mess with. But maybe you wish to see someone bring a whole new side to Buffy, who people praised for subverting stereotypes about women in the first place. Obviously the stakes get pretty high, and the actress who lands this role will need to run with them, literally. Who could play Buffy in a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Kick-Ass, Let Me In, The Amityville Horror

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516 570
Maisie Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Falling

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Elizabeth Olsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Captain America: Civil War, Godzilla, Martha Marcy May Marlene

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398 636
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Big Little Lies, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dope

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Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Nerve

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Harry Potter, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Beauty And The Beast

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384 667
Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
The Wolf Of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, Focus

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Dianna Agron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Glee, The Family, I Am Number Four

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258 513
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Hanna, Brooklyn, The Lovely Bones

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247 554
Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
2 Broke Girls, Thor, The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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Adrianne Palicki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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202 568
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Edge Of Seventeen, True Grit, Ender's Game

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183 646
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Gossip Girl, The Shallows, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

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163 581
Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Shameless, Beautiful Creatures, Dragonball: Evolution

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148 576
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Wizards Of Waverly Place, Spring Breakers, The Fundamentals Of Caring

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109 501
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Creed, Selma, Westworld

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107 546
Ariel Winter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Modern Family, Safelight, Mr. Peabody & Sherman

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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Rent, Daredevil, Sin City

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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Jane The Virgin, Deepwater Horizon, Carmen Sandiego

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64 605
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Glee, Scream Queens, New Year's Eve

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Jurnee Smollett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
True Blood, Friday Night Lights, The Great Debaters