It was 20 years ago that Sarah Michelle Gellar became a household name and the female lead of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayers’. A show that showed everyone that even a small blonde can kick some serious ass. We know that now but in the 90’s this was kind of unheard of. She wasn’t just the pretty girl with a nice smile that everyone was supposed to love, she was an absolute badass.
The show lasted for seven seasons but lived on through reruns and Netflix. It definitely has a cult like following because it’s just that damn good.
Many of the stars got emotional on social media today, but I had to post Sarah Michelle’s because well, she’s Buffy.
Thank you for being such a great role model to so many young women growing up in the 90’s.
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20 years ago today, I had the greatest privilege to bring Buffy to your tv screens for the first time. It was a long and challenging road to get there. First the movie, then a passed over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid season time slot on a little known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have. As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one. Thank you to Gail Berman for always believing there was a show in that movie. Thank you to Joss Whedon, for trusting me to give life to one of the greatest female characters ever created. Thank you to David, for always being my Angel. Thank you to James for understanding that while Buffy and Spike may have been love/hate, I have nothing but love for you. Alyson, as any woman knows, you are nothing without the love and support of great female friends, so thank you for being that. Michelle, you will always hold a key to my heart. Thank you to all the incredible actors for seven seasons of amazing performances. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the incredible crew that worked tirelessly (and also really tired) to bring this show to life. And lastly, but most importantly thank you to all of you, the fans. We made this show for you, and your unwavering support has kept this show going long past our seven years. You are everything. And always remember…"if the apocalypse comes, beep me" #buffyslays20