Years before the HBO Max series Velma, we had the live-action Scooby-Doo movie released in 2002. The film is considered a high point for the Scooby-Doo franchise. Especially for the portrayals of its characters by stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne and Linda Cardellini as Velma. Now Gellar reveals that their characters, Daphne and Velma, respectively, shared a kiss in a cut scene.
At a time when Velma is portrayed more openly as a lesbian, this would have no doubt been a groundbreaking moment for 2002. Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed this exciting tidbit while speaking on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Interestingly, the conversation was first brought up while they discussed an interesting rumor.
It appears that word has been getting around which suggested Daphne and Velma secretly dated one another in the film’s original script. This would have been done by Daphne behind Fred’s back. While Gellar is uncertain about such a relationship being referenced in the film’s script – she does acknowledge the cut kiss.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I don’t know about a relationship on the side, but there was a steamy [kiss]. Yeah. There 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.”
Fans have been eager to see an uncut version of Scooby-Doo for quite a few years now. It’s possible that the cut kiss between Daphne and Velma still exists and, if such an uncut version were to be completed, then we could see it there. Otherwise, it’s possible that the kiss scene will simply be lost to time.
On the other hand, Velma has become an otherwise progressive character in recent years. She was confirmed to have a crush on another female character in the film Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo! and the series Velma reinvented her character altogether. In that particular series, she’s not only South Asian, but is revealed to have feelings for the show’s version of Daphne as well. It seems likely that we’ll only continue to see these characters evolve as current times change.