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31 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was 20 years ago?! We feel so old…


    Although we kinda like chilling with people from the mortal world, we also have a *slight* thing for vampires. Sure, we know they love to send people to the fishes in the most gruesome ways with their sparkly skin and their weird teeth – but there’s something about them, you know? Over the years, vampire chic has really taken off, and more and more people are tuning in to watch awesome movies and shows that feature these mythical beings. Whether you were #TeamJacob or #TeamEdward, there was a high chance that you were (and still are) obsessed with The Twilight Saga. You may have drooled over the main characters in The Vampire Diaries (we could have built our own swimming pool), and you may have even cried for a week when True Blood was canceled in 2014. Of course, those eagle-eyed vampire lovers amongst you will know that we have missed the piece-de-resistance of the immortal world from that little list – because you really can’t talk about vampires without talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s basically the law. This epic supernatural drama came into our lives in 1997 and was the epitome of all things ‘90s. You know we love a good retro show. There was big hair, there were dramatic storylines, there were the most retro outfits known to man, vampire or beast, and there were actors who made the ‘90s even better. Created by the legend that is Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer followed the life of Buffy Summers – played by the iconic Sarah Michelle Gellar – as she tried to juggle her two lives. On the one hand, she was your typical teenage high school student trying to pass her exams and keep her friends in check, but on the other hand she was a ruthless vampire slayer who spent her evenings dancing with the devil and trying to rid the world of evil. There were dark forces, demons, vampires and werewolves, and it was pretty darn cool. Sadly, the show came to an end in 2003, but we will never forget the hours of entertainment and pure stress that this show gave us. Are you still a true Buffy fan? Then you’ll probably want to check out these 31 things you probably didn’t know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

    Breaking Boundaries

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy’s writer, Joss Whedon, said that he decided to write Buffy The Vampire Slayer in response to the hopeless damsels in distress that were portrayed in every.single.thing.ever. In movies and TV, women always played the helpless female. Joss wanted to change that and felt that women needed screen idols and heroines to look up to…and Buffy was born. Women rule!

    Buffy and Xander – Katie and Ryan?

    It turns out that Buffy could have been very different. Initially, Katie Holmes was offered the role of Buffy, and Deadpool (a.k.a Ryan Reynolds) was offered the role of Xander. They both turned the offer down, and so they were given to Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendon. We like it that way, anyways.

    Swapsies

    Sarah Michelle Gellar originally auditioned for the role of Queen Bee, Cordelia Chase…and Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia) originally auditioned for the role of Buffy. Because the network knew how big Sarah Michelle Gellar was and could be, they decided to swap around the women’s roles and give the leading role to Sarah Michelle Gellar. Ouch.

    Keeping Up Appearances

    Throughout all of the 144 episodes and 7 seasons, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) and Alyson
    Hannigan (Willow) were the only actors to appear in all of them. This was closely followed by Nicholas Brendon (Xander) who didn’t appear in the last season’s episode – ‘Conversations With Dead People.’

    Who even liked Dawn?

    Getting too emotionally attached to the Buffy program was inevitable. But how horrible was Dawn? We’ve yet to know anyone who liked her. Michelle Trachtenberg played Dawn, and this role started off a vicious cycle for her. Quite literally. Because she played the evil character so well, Michelle was given so many roles like Dawn. Most notably, she played Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl. *hiss*

    Faith almost had her own show

    After the success of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her character, Faith, Eliza Dushku was offered the chance to star in her own spin-off show centering around Faith. Unfortunately, Dushku turned the role down to star in the TV program, Tru Calling. As much as we love Tru Calling, this would have been so cool… Some might say, it was her true calling… No? Okay.

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