Linda Cardellini played Velma in the Scooby Doo movies. (Getty/Warner Bros.)
Velma actor Linda Cardellini has joined celebrations for the Scooby Doo character, right after the spectacled detective was formally verified as a lesbian in a new animated motion picture.
Lots of rejoiced when the longstanding principle was made canon in Trick or Deal with Scooby Doo in which Velma falls for felony mastermind Coco Diablo.
Cardellini informed Leisure Weekly,Velma has been close to considering that 1969 I just went trick or treating with my daughter and there ended up a large amount of Velmas out there, so I adore that she even now has this position in lifestyle that is kind of normally energetic for a long time,
“And I enjoy — you know, I believe it is been hinted at so numerous moments, and I consider it truly is excellent that it’s ultimately out there.”
Just in this article to remind you that Velma was composed to be a lesbian in the are living action Scooby Doo motion pictures! As well as there was a scene shot in which Velma & Daphne kissed that failed to make the last lower of Scooby Doo (2002). pic.twitter.com/6d8HtmRf4M
— Michaela (@equidemm) March 17, 2021
She joins fellow Velma actor alumni Hayley Kiyoko who also shared her pleasure, saying,I keep in mind booking Velma in 2008. It was my initially big role in a motion picture.
“I also try to remember thinking ‘I wonder if they know they hired a lesbian as Velma’ in this article we are, 14 several years later…… really like you all so considerably.
“I’m happy for her coming out! I am shocked and also not shocked in any respect.”
Cardellini played Velma in the 2002 and 2004 James Gunn live-action movies, which we ended up compelled to slash queer scenes.
In a deleted twitter trade in between James Gunn and a enthusiast in 2020, he wrote: “I tried out! In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my original script.
“But the studio just stored watering it down & watering it down, getting ambiguous (the model shot), then almost nothing (the released model) & ultimately acquiring a boyfriend (the sequel).”
Devastatingly, a Daphne and Velma’s kiss obtained lower from the movie as perfectly, even though other Cardellini and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne) did confirm in interviews at the time that they were being clearly in like.
day-to-day reminder that sarah michelle gellar confirmed velma is in appreciate with daphne in 2002 <3 pic.twitter.com/f446Y7cwZk
— (@marceIiness) August 3, 2020
the fact there a version of scooby doo (2002) out there where daphne and velma kiss i will be doing everything in my power to get my hands on it
— boob ross (@temuIts) May 15, 2022
honestly not even sure i can blame the creators of scooby doo (2002) for removing the daphne/velma kiss. they knew that a sarah michelle gellar/linda cardellini kiss would simply make the lesbians too powerful.
— virginia is for lesbians (@vaberg) June 14, 2020
And all this didn’t stop fans from shipping the pair anyway.
In one iconic deleted scene where Velma sings “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to both Fred and Daphne.
A deleted scene from Scooby-Doo (2002) where Velma sings Cant Take My Eyes Off You directed towards Fred AND Daphne pic.twitter.com/mUqV3Us5Y6
— How Did This NOT Get Made Podcast (@hdtngm) September 8, 2022
thinking about that one deleted scene from scooby doo (2002) where velma serenades daphne with a drunken rendition of ‘can’t take my eyes off of you’,,,,, lesbians pic.twitter.com/HbMuiGSaG2
— al (@aliceee_f) June 29, 2020
Meanwhile in the Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated animated series, creator Tony Cervone echoed Gunn’s sentiments in an Instagram post during pride month.
“I obviously don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represents this one.
“We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago. Most of our fans got it. To those that didn’t, I suggest you look closer. There’s no new news here.”
Velma’s character will be returning to screens in her own spin-off show, VELMAled by Mindy Kaling coming to HBO Max.