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Swanson: Buffy film 'fantastic'

Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has given the thumbs up to the upcoming remake.

The US actress, who portrayed the cheerleader-turned-vampire-hunter in the 1992 film, not only supports the new version, which Warner Bros has bought the rights to, but would also like to be in it.

"Let Buffy live; why not? If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," she told Entertainment Weekly.

Her comments are the opposite to the series creator Joss Whedon, who expressed his disappointment in the reboot.

"This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own," he told E! Online.

But Kristy was optimistic in the remake, even without Joss' participation.

"There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so; he's a brilliant man, no doubt," she said.

"I love everything Buffy. I don't care who's doing it."

Luke Perry, who starred alongside Kristy as Buffy's love interest Oliver, declined to comment to the US magazine through his spokesperson.

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