Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a big deal. Still is in some ways. That story was a huge project for Joss Whedon and all the actors involved. Sarah Michelle Gellar was able to portray a strong female character in a new way, showing that Buffy could be sensitive and girly but also still strong and capable. The story of the Slayer has continued on past the show with comics from Dark Horse.

Prepare to feel old my friends. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is celebrating 20 years. Yep. 20 years. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long since the show started. The show had seven seasons (which I believe you can now watch on Hulu!) and will always hold a special place in pop culture history. Entertainment Weekly got the cast back together for a fun photo shoot and interview session. Watch the video below!

A lot of the cast commented on how surreal it felt to be talking about this show from so long and to reunite after years apart. You can read more about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion in Entertainment Weekly’s issue and on their site but here are two quotes from Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joss Whedon from the piece that felt really appropriate to me:

Gellar, who played the title role from 1997 to 2003, who encapsulates the moment they’re all experiencing: “I’m so incredibly proud of what we all created. Sometimes you need distance to really understand the gravitas of that. I appreciate everything about that job. As an actor, all you ever want to do is leave your mark — you want to do something that affects people.”

And, for those who made Buffy and love it so much, it’s become more than just a television show. “The most important thing to me is that I have had people come up to me and say the show made me feel different about what they could be, about what they could do, about how they respond to problems, about being a female leader,” says Whedon. “People getting strength from my own little terrors is… There is no better legacy than that.”

On to the photos! The group shot is like a perfect gothic prom. Also everyone has magically aged (or rather not aged) so that they look ridiculously amazing. Here’s hoping I look that good in 20 years.

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