It has been 16 years since the series finale of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and fans are still not over the critically acclaimed supernatural series, and neither are the cast and crew behind the classic TV series. ‘BTVS’ star Sarah Michelle Gellar has always been open about her time as the chosen one including her favorite (and least favorite) moments. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, the actress spoke on her favorite episodes for the entire series, picking three that align perfectly with many fans’ favorite episodes, ranging from creative plot continuity to the most heart-wrenching and gut-punching of episodes.
When asked to rank her top three favorite episodes, Gellar picked them all concisely, stating: “‘The Body,’ ‘The Prom,’ and the silent episode, ‘Hush.'” For those unfamiliar, “The Body” is one of the most heart-rending episodes from the entire series, premiering after the mid-season finale of Season 5 and delivering one of the most emotional storylines as Buffy and the rest of the Scoobies deal with the fallout of her mother’s abrupt death. “The Prom”, which debuted prior to the 2-part Season 3 finale, sees the Slayer attend her senior year prom with her vampire lover Angel also attending as her date. “Hush” debuted in Buffy’s fourth season, and as the title implies and Gellar stated, was mostly silent. This episode features creepy demons known as “The Gentlemen” arriving in Sunnydale and stealing the voices of everyone in town. The episode received critical and popular acclaim, being nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards, the only writing Emmy that the series was ever nominated for.
In addition to her favorite moments and episodes, Gellar also revealed the hardest scenes to film in the series during her conversation with BuzzFeed: the nighttime fight sequences. “It was cold and your muscles get tense, so trying to stay awake and keep your muscles loose (was difficult),” she said. Gellar also summed up one of the lessons she learned from the show: “I don’t think I could narrow it down to one, but one [of the many lessons] I learned is girls kick butt!”
Finally, when asked if she had ever experienced and “supernatural/spooky events while filming in the graveyards,” Gellar, a regular at cemeteries after seven seasons, replied: “You know, graveyards are oddly peaceful. I think people don’t realize that — if you’re in a nice one — there’s something peaceful [about them]. They’re not as scary as you think once you get over the first anxiety of it.”
Last summer, it was revealed that a reboot of the popular series was officially in the works with series creator Joss Whedon developing a new version of the series with writer and co-executive producer of ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’, Monica Owusu-Breen. Owusu-Breen will serve as writer for the series which will reportedly feature a black actress stepping into the role of Buffy. There haven’t been many updates on the series’ progression and development since then, but check back in with us for future news on the project to keep up!