The cast of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” reunites to talk about what the show means to them – plus a picture perfect photoshoot.
20 years later, after generating one of the world’s most popular fandoms of all time, the cast of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” reunited to talk about what the show means to them – plus a picture perfect photoshoot to show none of them have aged a day.
"“I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘This show made me feel different about what I could be, about what I could do, about how I respond to problems about being or being with a female leader.’ People getting strength from my own little terrors is…There’s no better legacy than that.” – Joss Whedon"
Cue all the nostalgic feels and grab some tissues.
It may have started as just a show about a beautiful and badass blonde teenager named Buffy Summers who was a high school student by day, and a vampire slayer by night, but to the creators, cast and fans all over the world then and now, it became so much more. It was part horror, part teen drama, part comedy, part tragedy, and somehow, it all came together to make a show that, 20 years after it’s creation, is still just as beloved and followed as it was in it’s prime.
It was a show that gave fans strength, perspective, courage, and a perfect dose of fantasy.
Not many shows can boast the same. And Entertainment Weekly recently brought the gang back together for a special reunion issue, including Buffy herself (Sarah Michelle Gellar), vampire and Buffy’s love interest Angel – who even got his own spinoff – played by David Boreanaz, Anya the former demon (Emma Caulfield), werewolf Oz (Seth Green), best friends Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon), original mean girl Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), and Buffy love interest Spike/vampire bad boy Spike (James Marsters).
And, of course, famed creator Joss Whedon, who called the reunion both “surreal” but also, “like a high school reunion, but much worse because they all still look really great.”
So true, Whedon. (Seriously, what magic have they all been using? Call me.)
While their photos together bring back enough memories on their own, it’s listening to them all talk about what being apart of the momentous show, a show that stands the test of time, that will have tears welling in your eyes and you reaching for your Buffy boxed set.
"“We ultimately hope to do something that resonates, right? … I think for all of us here, we have been a part of something that’s bigger than us, that still holds up, and it’s all you can ever really hope for.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar"
Buffy The Vampire Slayer may have ran from 1997 to 2003, but it will never truly die.