Daphne and Velma kiss was minimize from ‘Scooby-Doo’

Sarah Michelle Gellar has some

Sarah Michelle Gellar has some “Scooby-Doo” scoop. (Photograph: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Photographs for Paramount+)

Scooby-Doo, what occurred to you? As Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it, her 2002 film live-action adaptation of the beloved kiddie cartoon, was going to be so much completely different from the G-rated flick that wound up in theaters.

“I believe it was the explanation I really signed on to the film,” Gellar informed host Andy Cohen on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Occurs Dwell. “It was much less family-friendly to start with.”

The revelation occurred after a caller requested whether or not it was true that Daphne, Gellar’s character within the film, had “a relationship on the aspect” with Linda Cardellini’s Velma within the unique model of the film’s script.

Author James Gunn said something similar on social media in 2020. He famous that Velma was “explicitly homosexual” in his first draft, however the studio “simply saved watering it down and watering it down, turning into ambiguous (the model shot), then nothing (the launched model), and at last having a boyfriend (the sequel).” He stated then that “language and jokes and sexual conditions had been eliminated, together with a kiss between Daphne and Velma. Cleavage was CGI’d over.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Linda Cardellini (Velma), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) star in the 2002 movie

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Linda Cardellini (Velma), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) star within the 2002 film “Scooby-Doo.” (Photograph: Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Assortment)

On WWHL, Gellar answered, “I don’t find out about a relationship on the aspect, however there was a steamy … I imply, I stated it was steamy, however they in all probability did not suppose it was, therefore it was minimize. It was an precise kiss between Daphne and Velma that received minimize.”

Cohen and actress Rosie Perez, who was additionally a visitor on the talker, had been shocked.

“I really feel just like the world desires to see it,” Gellar stated. “However I do not know the place it’s.”

The previous star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer famous that, initially, there have been different extra grownup moments, too.

“There was a terrific line, too, the place I bear in mind, I am going to always remember, the place we had been having a struggle — Daphne and Fred — after which I yell at him, ‘And that ascot makes you look homosexual!’ and I slam the door,” Gellar stated. “And so they minimize that, too.”

She added, “There was additionally this implication about Fred being serious about each, you already know, events … and all of it received minimize.”

Fred was performed by Freddie Prinze Jr., whom the Merciless Intentions actress married three months after Scooby was launched. Each reprised their roles for the 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

The long-lasting characters of Daphne and Velma, in actual fact, do share a kiss on-screen in HBO Max’s new grownup animated sequence, Velma, during which Mindy Kaling voices the title character.

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