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?
Chloë Grace Moretz Kick-Ass, Let Me In, The Amityville Horror

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Maisie Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Maisie Williams 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?
Elizabeth Olsen Captain America: Civil War, Godzilla, Martha Marcy May Marlene

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Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Zoë Kravitz 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?
Emma Roberts 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?
Emma Watson Harry Potter, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Beauty And The Beast

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Margot Robbie 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?
Dianna Agron Glee, The Family, I Am Number Four

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

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Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Kat Dennings 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?
Adrianne Palicki Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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Ariel Winter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Ariel Winter 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?
Rosario Dawson 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?
Gina Rodriguez Jane The Virgin, Deepwater Horizon, Carmen Sandiego

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Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list If Buffy The Vampire Slayer Got A Reboot, Who Could Play Buffy?
Lea Michele 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?
Jurnee Smollett True Blood, Friday Night Lights, The Great Debaters