Sarah Michelle Gellar's 20th Anniversary Letter Celebrating BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

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Sarah Michelle Gellars 20th Anniversary Letter Celebrating BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
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Sarah Michelle Gellar released a very touching letter for the 20th Anniversary of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. This letter was released on her Instagram thanking the cast, crew, and the incredible fans of the series along with her memories from the show.

Sarah Michelle Gellar wrote to her fans, the cast and crew:

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.

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

A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:20am PST

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)

Synopsis: A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Michelle Trachtenberg, James Marsters, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, Emma Caulfield
Directors: Rick Rosenthal, Joss Whedon, Daniel Attias, Nick Marck, Douglas Petrie, Ellen S. Pressman, Marti Noxon, James A. Contner, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Marita Grabiak, David Grossman, Bruce Seth Green, Michael Lange, David Semel, James Whitmore Jr., John T. Kretchmer, David Solomon, Michael Gershman
Genres: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
AKA(s): BtVS, Buffy, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Series
Year: 1997
Runtime: 44
Awards: 52
Nominations: 128
Writers: Joss Whedon, Douglas Petrie, Rebecca Sinclair, Jane Espenson, Dean Batali, Rob DesHotel, Marti Noxon, Drew Z. Greenberg, Steven S. DeKnight, David Fury, Matt Kiene, Joe Reinkemeyer, David Greenwalt, Drew Goddard, Tracey Forbes, David Tyron King, Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden, Dan Vebber
Producers: Fran Rubel Kuzui, Kaz Kuzui, Joss Whedon, Gail Berman, Gareth Davies, Sandy Gallin, David Solomon, David Greenwalt, Marti Noxon, Jane Espenson, David Fury, Marc David Alpert, John F. Perry, Douglas Petrie, Gary Law, Kelly A. Manners, Denise Pleune, Brian Wankum, James A. Contner, Howard Gordon, Joseph M. Ellis
Musicians: Christophe Beck, Thomas Wanker, Robert Duncan, Walter Murphy, Shawn K. Clement, Sean Murray, Douglas Romayne
Editors: Regis Kimble, Peter Basinski, Skip Macdonald, Nancy Forner, Marilyn McMahon Adams, Kimberly Ray, Tammis Chandler, Joshua Charson, Louise Innes, Lisa Lassek, Geoffrey Rowland, Michael Kewley

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