Velma actor responds to Scooby Doo icon getting a lesbian


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.”

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.

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.

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.

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