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Joss Whedon Is (Unsurprisingly) Not On Team Bella

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08/24/2013 4:40 am
Joss Whedon Is (Unsurprisingly) Not On Team Bella

Melissa LoParco


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We all know that Joss Whedon has written some totally badass female characters. To be even more specific: he has written totally badass female characters that kick some vampire ass.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m alluding to the hit Television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer - which aired from 1997-2003. 

With the vampire craze still hitting Hollywood it is only natural to ask Whedon about his thoughts on current teen shows that revolve around the undead creatures. 

“A small part of you is like: ‘Well, you know, I did that first. I liked that band before they were popular,” Whedon said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly

Whedon also touched upon female characters, where he ultimately landed on the topic on Bella Swan from Twilight

“The thing about Buffy for me is–on a show-by-show basis–are there female characters who are being empowered, who are driving the narrative?” Whedon said. “The Twilight thing and a lot of these franchise attempts coming out, everything rests on what this girl will do, but she’s completely passive, or not really knowing what the hell is going on.”

Whedon says that the passiveness of these female characters like Bella Swan is, “incredibly frustrating to me because a lot of what’s taking on the oeuvre of Buffy, is actually a reaction against it. Everything is there — except for the Buffy.

Next up for Whedon is tackling the highly anticipated Avengers sequel: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Do you agree with Whedon’s thoughts on Bella Swan? Let us know! 

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