‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cast Reunites for Show’s 20th Anniversary (Video)

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cast Reunites for Show’s 20th Anniversary (Video)

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This is not a drill. The entire cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited for the show’s 20th anniversary and there is video to prove it.

During its seven seasons on television, Buffy The Vampire Slayer told the story of Buffy Summers, the latest in a line of young women who are “called” (chosen by fate) to battle against vampires, demons and other forces of darkness. Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches and trains her.

The Scooby Gang was all there to celebrate the show’s 20th birthday. Actually, that’s a lie. Not everyone was there. Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) and Eliza Dushku (Faith) both were missing.

But stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Allyson Hannigan and Seth Green gathered for Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue. In a video segment filmed during the cover shoot, the cast and crew reflect on the show’s legacy and why it was such a huge success.

“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.”

Some of our favorite sound bites from the video were:

“This is 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.”  – Joss Whedon, Creator

“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.” – David Boreanaz, Angel

“It was the role of a lifetime. I met the love of my life [costar Alexis Denisof, who played timid Watcher Wesley]. 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.” – Alyson Hannigan, Willow

“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.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy Summers

Watch the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reminisce and remember the good old days:

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