WHEDON TALKS CORDELIA ON ANGEL
Well if the rumour that former 'Renegade' himself Lorenzo Lamas may be a part of the revamped Angel show wasn't enough today, Joss Whedon also talked to TV Guide this week about how Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) will be involved next season if at all and why her name is no longer on the cast list.
'The Angel/Cordelia [love story] had gone pretty much as far as we wanted to take it. Their romance was definitely not a popular move on our part, and I think with most fans. It just seemed like it was time because we were revamping the show, and then paring it down... it just seemed like a good time for certain people to move on. Not completely, obviously. I'm hoping that we'll get Charisma to do some episodes as Cordelia sometime during the year. She's a new mother, so, like Sarah Michelle Gellar I'm waiting to hear what her schedule is like. But it just seemed creatively like... I once said that I finally got to tell the story of Buffy that I tried to tell in the movie, and I did it with Cordelia. Which was the story of someone who was completely ditzy and self-involved becoming kind of heroic. But the way the series was different from the movie was that I didn't know where you go from there. So, I felt like we spent seven years playing that very arc, and it had played. Like Buffy itself, it's time to look at something new'.
Courtesy of Dark Horizons