Category: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Sarah Michelle Gellar hates to be the bearer of bad news, but she totally just drove a stake through your dreams of a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” reboot. The actor and founder of Foodstirs swung by BUILD Series yesterday to chat about her brand new cookbook Stirring Up Fun With Food.
Gellar, who is best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the Joss Whedon series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” addressed fan demand for a reboot after EW’s recent cover story featuring a cast reunion for the show’s 20th anniversary.
“[Fans] want [a reunion] until they see it and they don’t like it,” joked Gellar. “By the way, this body couldn’t put up. I would break every bone in my body.”
Gellar went on to explain why “Buffy,” unlike “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life,” wouldn’t make for a great revival.
“‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ was about the horrors of adolescence…I don’t know necessarily what that translates into today [except a very tired girl who doesn’t want to work all night long in a graveyard],” quipped Gellar.
I’ve added some of the portraits from Entertainment Weekly‘s Buffy reunion to the gallery!
I’ve added three covers of the special Buffy issue for Entertainment Weekly to the gallery. The April issue features Sarah, along with David Boreanaz, on the cover. The issue also comes in three special limited edition covers, with two of them featuring Sarah.
Exciting news for Buffy fans! The cast reunited for the 20th anniversary of the show. Sarah is featured on the Entertainment Weekly April issue cover, along with David Boreanaz.
Into every generation, a Slayer is born and with her a TV series that pierces pop culture like a stake through the heart. Over the course of its seven-season run (all of which are now available on Hulu), Buffy the Vampire Slayer garnered one of the most loyal fandoms in television history, thanks to its unlikely but oddly seamless blend of genres (horror! comedy! teen soap! tragedy! musical?!?) and one of the most unique heroines ever seen on screen.
The series followed bloodsucker-hunter Buffy Summers as she navigated the horrors of Sunnydale High, both real (being the new kid, finding a date to the prom) and supernatural (snake monsters, hyena people). “It’s the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters,” says star Sarah Michelle Gellar. “It’s the hardest time of life.”
Adds David Boreanaz, who played Buffy’s vampire paramour Angel, “When you’re going through a really horrible part of your life, like your teenage years, you feel alone. And Buffy was a way to tell the audience you’re not alone.” Emma Caulfield, who played bunny-phobic former demon Anya, echoes Boreanaz: “It just touched on really basic human emotions, like a life blueprint. ‘I don’t have any friends. I feel isolated.’ Those sort of core human emotions.”
In honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer turning 20 years old (and still looking damn good), EW reunited the cast and creator Joss Whedon for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade. “This is surreal,” says Whedon. “For the most part, this is like a high school reunion but much worse because they all still look really great. I was hoping some of them would puff out a bit. But that did not take place.”
The Joss Whedon cult hit starring Sarah Michelle Gellar will celebrate 20 years since its March 10 premiere
Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have something to celebrate on March 10: two decades of slaying, of course.
Although the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie premiered in 1992, it was another five years, in 1997, before the more enduringly popular version of the franchise hit the small screen. It has been that long since Sarah Michelle Gellar took on the role as the kick-ass vampire-slaying teenager for Joss Whedon’s television creation.
With the upcoming 20th anniversary of the series (which is currently streaming on Netflix) Pop TV is having a special airing of the two-part series premiere.
In addition, the character is being celebrated with new merchandise from Fox Consumer Products, a contest for fans to win a tip to Comic-Con 2017 — where a Buffy sing-along has become an annual tradition — as well as new books and comics from Dark Horse and Simon & Schuster, among other plans.
Gellar, who fought on the small screen as the heroine from 1997 to 2003, recently took a trip down memory lane with The Hollywood Reporter about playing iconic character, “The most formidable years of my life — transition from teenager to adult — were spent filming Buffy. I learned every day from the experience and from her.”
As for what she learned specifically, the actress added, “She taught me it wasn’t about being perfect; it was about trying the hardest to be the best you can be. I also loved how hard Buffy worked, as she had no typical powers most superheroes have. She had to train and work hard at her craft. Buffy reminded us that being different was not only OK but really cool — and at a time when most kids are trying to desperately fit in.”
No shock here, Buffy also landed in the top three of THR‘s “Hollywood’s 50 Favorite Characters” list.
Below is a full breakdown of what’s to come for the slayer’s anniversary of, well, slaying:
Hot Topic is celebrating Buffy’s anniversary with a partnership with AC/DC Apparel. The retailer will reveal a full fashion collection dedicated to the character that will be available online in summer 2017.
Ripple Junction has also developed apparel to celebrate the slayer. The full line of tees for both men and women is available now on Amazon.com and ripplejunction.com.
In addition to apparel, fans are about to get some new accessories and jewelry from SG@NYC.
Available now is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game,” in which players must guard and protect Sunnydale from the forces of evil.
Fans are encouraged to interact on social media with Whedon, Gellar and cast members David Boreanaz, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter and more by submitting their coloring book designs using the hashtag #BuffySlays20. Additionally there’s a “Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest” across the country where the grand prize is a trip to San Diego for Comic Con. All fans have to do is upload their high school class photos to Twitter and Facebook with their best Buffy caption in the form of a “senior quote.” Contest details and rules can be found here.
How will you be celebrating Buffy? Will you be tuning into Pop to re-watch the very first episode? Are you going to rock the “I Slay” T-shirt on March 10? Sound off in the comments section below about how you keep on slaying.
I added screencaps from episodes 1-4 of season 6 of Buffy to the gallery.
I completed the screencaps from season 5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I’ll get started on season 6 probably next week since I’m all screencapped out for now.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×19 Tough Love
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×20 Spiral
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×21 The Weight Of The World
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×22 The Gift
Another batch of Buffy screencaps from Season 5 have been added to the gallery, hopefully I can finish up Season 5 this coming week.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×15 I Was Made To Love You
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×16 The Body
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×17 Forever
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×18 Intervention
I added some more screencaps from Season 5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer to the gallery.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×11 Triangle
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×12 Checkpoint
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×13 Blood Ties
Buffy The Vampire Slayer > Season 5 > 5×14 Crush