Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals The Steamy Scene That Was Cut From Scooby-Doo
Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed a kiss scene between Daphne and Velma was cut from the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie.
Mindy Kaling revealed to the world that her version of Velma from Scooby-Doo is a lesbian, which is an inkling that many people have had about the character for years. However, before the animated series graced HBO Max and revealed that detail, a cut scene from the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie contained a steamy scene that would have shown Linda Cardellini and Sarah Michelle Gellar sharing a passionate kiss. According to Gellar, “There was a steamy kiss… It got cut… There was an actual kiss between Daphne and Velma that got cut.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed in an interview on the Watch What Happens Live show with Andy Cohen, that the reason she agreed to appear in Scooby-Doo was that the movie was meant to be far more adult than the original animated series. There was also a line where Gellar’s Daphne refers to Fred as “gay,” which was also cut. Apparently, the LBGTQ community was meant to be highlighted more in the film, but the studio wouldn’t let it happen.
James Gunn also revealed in a Twitter thread in 2020 that he wanted to make Velma “explicitly gay” in the movie, but he was barred from doing so. Gunn stated, “In 2001, Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script, but the studio just kept watering it down and watering it down.” Sarah Michelle Gellar also echoed this story by revealing the scene she shared with Cardellini, which still exists somewhere.
Sarah Michelle Gellar stated that the cut scene still does exist, and that “I feel the world wants to see it.” Velma was also revealed to be a lesbian in an animated movie last year called, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! It is great that the real nature of Velma’s character is now being able to be shared with the world.
Linda Cardellini also stated how important Velma is as a character, and that she has seen plenty of people dressed as the character during Halloween. Cardellini added, “I think [her being a lesbian has] been hinted at so many times, and I think it’s great that it’s finally out there.” We are not sure if the passionate kiss between Cardellini and Sarah Michelle Gellar would have fully proven that fact, but it was cut from the movie entirely.
Scooby-Doo was a critical failure, though it became a cult hit for many fans of the show. The movie would go on to secure $275.7 million at the box office and led to the Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed sequel. The movie starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne Blake, Linda Cardellini as Velma Dinkley, Matthew Lillard as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred Jones, and Neil Fanning as Scooby-Doo.
Despite the success of both movies, there has not been another attempt to make another live-action Scooby-Doo movie. We would argue that with how well live-action movies have been going lately, it could be time to see another version of everyone’s favorite mystery solvers. We doubt that Sarah Michelle Gellar would reprise her role as Daphne, but we would not be upset if she was cast in the role.
For now, everyone can see Sarah Michelle Gellar in her new supernatural series, Wolf Pack. Wolf Pack is currently streaming on Paramount+. The new series takes Gellar back to her best genre.