Charisma Carpenter, best known as sharp-tongued Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is still keeping company with people who could kick your ass. Together with Lou Ferrigno and Erik Estrada (pictured), she’s now a member of The Butterfinger Defense League, a trio that will teach us how to ward off people who want to lay a finger on our Butterfingers. They do this through individual training videos (Carpenter’s alter ego “Sassy” has killer hips) and a group remake of a certain Sir Mix-A-Lot hit (“I Like Big Butterfingers”). Watch her in action after the jump. She also plays Jason Statham’s fiancée in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables, which hits theaters in August. She stopped by my office last week to chat about which episode of Angel she showed Sly to help nab her role, the joys of working with an army of sassy puppies (that would be the Butterfinger gig), why she’s a cool mom (her son, Donovan, is seven), and what she’d like to do next (Broadway!).
‘Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter, Erik Estrada and Sir Mix-A-lot star in Butterfinger ad – Hollywood Pop Culture Examiner
Hollywood’s Charisma Carpenter, Erik Estrada and Lou Ferrigno are sizzling, sculpted Butterfinger die hards…reporting for Butterfinger Defense League duty! In response to the thousands of Butterfinger heists across the country, the three fearless personalities combined battle forces to create the League to safeguard Butterfingers from candy bandits. Don’t mess. They partnered up with Sir Mix-a-Lot (all hail Mack Daddy) and voila, the freakishly funny “Baby Got It Back” video, showcasing their trademark Butterfinger defense moves, was born. Hit it.
Charisma has been added as a guest for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Australia. She’ll be attending both the Sydney Supanova (June 18-20) and the Perth Supanova (June 25-27). Check out the official site for more details. Tickets go on sale May 1st.
Charisma and Erik Estrada were interviewed on the CRN Digital Talk Radio show “What’s Cookin with Mike Horn.”
The gallery has been updated with 119 screencaps from the Butterfinger Defense League commercial and 29 photos of Charisma promoting the new ad campaign in New York yesterday.