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TheWB forced Joss Whedon to make Cordelia white in BTVS



-One of Joss Whedons former PAs reported a while back some bts gossip that is just now picking up traction and that gossip is: Cordelia was meant to be black.

-According to the former PA, The WB was worried about backlash over having a potential interracial couple on the show when Joss was lying out his vision for the show. Joss chose to pick his battles so ultimately went with what TheWB was comfortable with.

-As most know, Sarah Michelle Gellar was originally cast as Cordelia before convincing everyone she'd be a better Buffy so it's likely the characters ethnicity changed after that.

-Bianca Lawson who later went on to play Kendra originally auditioned to play Cordelia but lost out to Charisma Carptener.

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Tags: buffyverse / whedonverse, casting / auditions, race / racism
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