Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum David Boreanaz shares a sweetly shaggy dog story about assembly co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar for the primary time. Though it confirmed flashes of the transcendent present that it could step by step turn out to be, the primary season of Buffy had a number of noticeable rising pains. One factor that helped the sequence proper from the leap, nonetheless, was the chemistry between Gellar and Boreanaz. Because the titular slayer, Gellar’s character was drawn to Boreanaz’s brooding vampire Angel, and it kicked off a love story that has continued to spark debate lengthy after Buffy and its spinoff Angel ended.
In an interview on The Summit with Josh Horowitz, Boreanaz seemed again on his lengthy profession in tv and mirrored on his response to assembly Gellar after he’d signed on to play Angel. Because the actor explains, within the quote under, he’d by no means actually achieved something near the extent of Buffy earlier than, and he felt extraordinarily nervous and reminded himself to maintain it cool.
What Made Buffy & Angel So Fashionable?
From a distanced perspective, Buffy and Angel had that forbidden romance facet that fuels loads of relationships in popular culture. Boiling it down to only that issue is a discredit to the work that Gellar and Boreanaz did when it comes to bringing their on-screen romance to life. The fierce debate about which character is true for Buffy nonetheless continues, and whether or not she wants to finish up with any explicit particular person in any respect. Too typically, Angel is summed up as being Buffy’s past love and a highschool expertise that would not stand the take a look at of time.
Within the present itself, nonetheless, Angel exhibits up for Buffy repeatedly even because it’s clear that he is most likely not going to be in her life romantically. He is there to see her when her mom, Joyce, dies in season 5. He rushes to see her, although it occurs off-camera, in Buffy season 6, as soon as she’s introduced again to life, and brings the weapon that defeated The First within the sequence finale. Although they joke that they may discover their means again to at least one one other, they each acknowledge that it isn’t obligatory for them to take action. They will all the time be part of one another’s lives, even when it may well’t result in something. Within the later Buffy years, Boreanaz and Gellar categorical that type of emotional maturity of their characters fantastically.
In essence, they assist flip what started as a star-crossed love into one thing extra dependable even when it isn’t as simple to quantify. It speaks to the energy of the writing in Buffy the Vampire Slayer that every one of Gellar’s most notable on-screen co-stars, whether or not it is Boreanaz as Angel, James Marsters as Spike, Eliza Dushku as Religion, and even Marc Blucas’s doomed Riley Finn, have good arguments of their favor. It additionally speaks to what every of these performers added to the present with their involvement.