According to Sarah Michelle Gellar, the live-action Scooby-Doo movie from 2002 had a “steamy” deleted scene. The 45-year-old Wolf Pack actress answered a question from viewers who inquired about a rumored “relationship on the side” between Daphne (Gellar) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) in the James Gunn-written Scooby-Doo movie during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen with Rosie Perez Thursday night.
Gellar revealed, “I don’t know about a relationship on the side, but there was a steamy— I mean, I said it was steamy, but they probably didn’t think it was, hence it was cut….”
Additionally, she said that there was a kissing scene between the two characters after host Andy Cohen pressed the actress to elaborate: “Kiss, yup, it got cut. It was an actual kiss between Daphne and Velma that got cut. I feel like the world wants to see it, but I don’t know where it is.”
Furthermore, based on the enduring animated series of the same name, Scooby-Doo was first marketed as a PG-rated comedy. However, screenwriter Gunn, who is also co-CEO of DC Studios, revealed in a 2017 Facebook post that his original edit of the film was rated R. (Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed from 2004 was likewise rated PG.)
On WWHL Thursday, Sarah Michelle Gellar also discussed further elements of the movie that were deleted from the “family-friendly” final version, such as a moment between Daphne and Fred (Gellar’s real-life husband Freddie Prinze Jr.), which suggested Fred was gay.
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She disclosed, “There was a great line, too, where I’ll never forget, we’re having a fight, Daphne and Fred, and then I yell at him, ‘And that ascot makes you look gay!’ and I slam the door. They cut that too,” and added, “I think it was the reason I actually signed on to the movie.”
Gellar continued, “I know everyone’s thought for a long time… there were always implications about Fred being interested in both parties. They all got cut. [The movie] was less family-friendly to begin with.”
Moreover, Gellar revealed to SciFi Wire in 2002 that the kiss scene that was cut contained a sequence in which the Mystery Gang switched bodies.
She said at the time, “Initially in the soul-swapping scene Velma and Daphne couldn’t seem to get their souls back together in the woods. And so the way they found was to kiss and the souls went back into proper alignment.”