Sarah Michelle Gellar Ends the Debate: Spuffy or Bangel?By: Jerrica Tisdale - March 1, 2014
On Thursday, Gellar participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything). No question was off-limits as she gave her honest opinions on everything from Buffy to Scooby-Doo. Unfortunately this honesty didn’t end well for some Buffy fans who hoped she shared their obsession with a certain pairing. With the internet bringing out the passion in many fandoms, it’s hard to make an accurate assessment of where fans’ hearts really lie with certain characters and couples. However, no one can deny that Spuffy (Spike and Buffy) fans are the most vocal about their favorite couple.
Three different fans tried to get Gellar to say she preferred Spike over Angel, but in the end she stood by her choice of Angelus over William-the-Bloody. Besides crushing your dreams, she also gave some more interesting tidbits about the production of the series, her dreams for its future, and how she felt about the cast.
Here are a few other Buffy-related highlights from her AMA Reddit:
What was your favorite Buffy episode to work on?
I am in a room full of Buffy fans and everyone is yelling out their favorite episodes! My first one is The Prom because I just love that whole story, and I thought it just encapsulated the show so well. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. I also love Hush because I think it’s not just the scariest episode we’ve ever done but the challenge to do a silent episode – I thought it would be easy but it was way harder.And the other favorite I love is The Body, because it was beyond difficult and heart wrenching to shoot, and I don’t know if many people know this, but my entire first scene was all done in one take. It was 4-5 minutes of one long take.
I know that Alyson was known for pranking everybody on the set, were you ever the victim?
No I think I was more her co-conspirator.
Buffy on Broadway. Yea or Nay?
As long as Kristin Chenoweth plays me.
Who was a better kisser, Angel or Spike? P.S. any answer other than Spike will be incorrect, but I need you to confirm.
I’m sorry to disappoint. And again my apologies to Jamie [Boreanaz].
What was your favorite “big bad” throughout Buffy?
Ohhhh! I loved a couple. When Angel turned bad. Physically I think the scariest were the guys from Hush. And also Camden Toy, I can’t think of his character’s name right now. And I also liked it when I was the bad guy. And while we’re on this topic, I remember my other favorite episode, even though no one asked: I also liked the body switching episode where I got to play Faith and Faith got to play Buffy.
Gellar may have crushed some Spuffy hearts, but isn’t it cool to know those “Hush” demons freaked her out as much as it freaked out many of the Buffy fans?
Image via Sarah Michelle Gellar, Twitter