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The cast of Buffy reunite for the show’s 20th anniversary

The Scooby Gang is back!

By Alex McCarthy
Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Grab your stake and garlic Buffy fans, because the cast have finally reunited!

In celebration of the cult-classic’s 20th anniversary, Sarah Michelle Gellar and the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer have reunited to reflect on the show’s legacy.

The fantasy series, which followed a teenage girl’s struggle to live a normal life at Sunnydale High whilst fighting supernatural forces, first premiered in 1997. The show became a massive hit across the world before going out with a bang in 2003.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sarah said she was “incredibly proud” of the series' lasting legacy.

"I'm so incredibly proud of what we all created,” the now-39-year-old says. “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."

The actress went on to explain why she believes the show still resonates with fans.

“It's the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters. It's the hardest time of life,” she said.

Sarah was also asked the age-old question: Angel or Spike?

“People ask who I thought was Buffy’s ultimate and I get a lot of hate and a lot of death threats — seriously,” she says. “There was something so beautiful to me about the Buffy and Angel story. I think that Spike understood a different part of who Buffy was and I think she needed to understand that and discover. But for me as Buffy, I think Angel.”

There you have it, fans. We can finally go on with our lives.

The anniversary reunion also marks the first time the stars have all been in a group interview in over a decade.

Creator Joss Whedon described the moment as “surreal”.

"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," he joked.

Joss and Sarah were joined by fan-favourite David Boreanaz, who played Angel, as well as the remaining cast members such as James Marsters (Spike), Alyson Hannigan (Willow), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce) and Seth Green (Daniel) – to name just a few.

Unfortunately, Anthony Head who played the lovable librarian Giles, was unable to attend. He was performing in a play in London.

Alyson, who went on to star in How I Met Your Mother, described being on Buffy as a “role of a lifetime".

“I met the love of my life [co-star Alexis Denisof],” she says. “And, just to get to go to work every day and have Joss sort of train me — I’ll never have a better experience than that.”

Long live Buffy!

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