Charisma Carpenter weighs her movie future
Cordelia reunites with Buffy on ''Angel,'' but Carpenter won't play her TV character on film
It was like an old-home week for bitchiness when Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) lit into Buffy during Sarah Michelle Gellar’s guest appearance on Tuesday’s ”Angel.” Although Carpenter says it was bloody great to reunite with her slayer pal, she confesses she hasn’t been mooning over her former ”Buffy” costars now that she’s working 14-hour days in her expanded role on the spin-off. ”I don’t have a lot of time to do much except to eat, sleep, and go to work,” Carpenter tells EW Online. ”I absolutely do miss my old cast mates, but I don’t have much time to ponder it. I’m just so freaking busy.”
Carpenter hopes to stay as busy during her hiatus from ”Angel”: She’s angling for the right movie project. While studios have been raiding the WB for talent (Gellar, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek, and Alyson Hannigan have all made the leap to the big screen), Carpenter hasn’t joined her peers yet, but that’s likely to change when this season’s shooting ends. ”I don’t think I have a choice in the matter,” she says. ”My agent is pretty much ordering me to do a movie this summer.”
So far, however, all Carpenter has been offered are the usual teen comedies (and at age 29, she wants to graduate already) or horror flicks that demand a variation of Cordelia. ”What I’ll end up doing, I don’t know,” says Carpenter, ”but it’s something that’s not what I’ve already been doing for the last three years and (hopefully) will be doing for the next seven. I’ve got a while to live out Cordelia.” Wake up Hollywood: Couldn’t Sandra Bullock use a spunky kid sister?