‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: Sarah Michelle Gellar Received Death Threats After Commenting on Buffy’s Love Life

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sarah Michelle Gellar attends 2019 WE Day California

There’s no query followers change into invested within the TV reveals they watch. How can they not? Watching a program for years, it’s solely pure to change into connected to the characters. 

When it involves Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the drama starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, the fandom runs deep. Viewers nonetheless have robust opinions concerning the present even now, greater than 15 years after Buffy retired her stakes.

Keep studying to seek out out what Gellar stated about Buffy’s love life that resulted in her receiving loss of life threats. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar performed Buffy Summers from 1997 to 2003

Sarah Michelle Gellar attends 2019 WE Day California
Sarah Michelle Gellar attends 2019 WE Day California | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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As a younger actor in Hollywood, Gellar started taking part in the position of Buffy Summers. An common teen in a seemingly regular California city, Buffy fights vampires, demons, and different forces of evil when she’s not in highschool. 

From creator Joss Whedon, the TV sequence adopted the 1992 movie of the identical title starring Kristy Swanson as Buffy. 

Audiences responded to the TV sequence virtually instantly. And over time it grew to become a significant hit for The WB and later, UPN. Buffy ran for seven seasons earlier than going off the air in 2003. It stays one in every of Gellar’s hottest performing gigs. 

Fans made loss of life threats after she stated Angel is Buffy’s soulmate

As beforehand talked about, the Buffy fandom is robust. In reality, followers really feel so strongly about Buffy’s love life to name out Gellar for commenting on who she believes is her character’s true soulmate. 

To mark the present’s 20-year anniversary, the forged bought collectively for a reunion and a roundtable dialogue. According to Entertainment Weekly, Gellar revealed whether or not she’s Team Angel or Team Spike. 

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Gellar shared that Angel (David Boreanaz) is, in her opinion, Buffy’s real love. She admitted to being hesitant to reply as a result of she will get lots of criticism from followers. And sure, even loss of life threats. 

“People ask who I thought was Buffy’s ultimate and I get a lot of hate and a lot of death threats — seriously,” Gellar stated. “There was something so beautiful to me about the Buffy and Angel story.”

She continued, saying Spike (James Marsters) linked with Buffy in a method however in the end, her character and Angel had been a greater match. 

“I think that Spike understood a different part of who Buffy was and I think she needed to understand that and discover,” Gellar stated. “But for me as Buffy, I think Angel.”

Buffy’s romance with Angel dominates early seasons, Spike storyline comes later 

Angel and Buffy’s romance unfolded in a will-they-or-won’t-they model early on within the sequence. But when Boreanaz left the present to star in his character’s personal spinoff, Angel, Buffy wanted a brand new love curiosity.

As Buffy went on, Gellar’s character had different romances till a bigger storyline between her and Spike occurred. Years later, followers nonetheless can’t agree on who’s Buffy’s soulmate; Angel or Spike.

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