Most major Buffy players came out for this sort of "high school reunion," as described by Whedon in the video above. Among them: David Boreanaz, who played brooding vampire-with-a-soul Angel, Alyson Hannigan, who portrayed Buffy's BFF Willow Rosenberg, Seth Green, who guest starred for a few seasons as werewolf-musician Oz, and Emma Caulfield, who played demon-turned-human-turned-demon again Anya.
“I’m so incredibly proud of what we all created," said Gellar of the show. "Sometimes you need distance to really understand the gravitas of that. I appreciate everything about that job. As an actor, all you ever want to do is leave your mark—you want to do something that affects people." Given I'm a basket case every time I watch the Season 5 finale (don't worry, no spoilers), I'd say she succeeded in that mission.
"The most important thing to me is that I have had people come up to me and say the show made me feel different about what they could be, about what they could do, about how they respond to problems, about being a female leader," added Whedon. "People getting strength from my own little terrors is … there is no better legacy than that."
You may have heard that all seven seasons of Buffy will be leaving Netflix on April 1 (and with it, my childhood), but never fear, you can still get your slayer fix on Hulu. Sit down for a binge watch this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the best '90s tv show ever, and pick up a copy of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, out this Friday.