Throwback Thursday – Buffy Reunion PaleyFest 2008
On Stage (Left to Right): Matt Roush (TV Guide), Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michele Trachtenberg, Marti Noxon, Charisma Carpenter, Seth Green, Amber Benson, David Greenwalt
TV Guide Recap by Michael Ausiello
Regarding “Once More With Feeling” from the PaleyFest Buffy Reunion courtesy of http://jamesdb.com/
(3-08 Paleyfest Panel)
You guys are remembering differently – this was total terror… [Joss] would not let anybody off the hook and the thing is none of us signed up to be singers. Tony Head and I were already recording and we were kind of comfortable with it but man like a lot of the actors we weren’t professional singers and what I remember, the thing that I really loved about it was how everyone really screwed their courage to the sticking place and did it and came through for you because they knew you had a great script. And we ended up flying with it and ended up having a great time with it. But what was so impressive to me was just the courage of the cast to do something that they really weren’t expert at, especially Sarah frankly. I think that the people that terrified themselves the most were the writers, frankly. Because we just had to stand on tape man. We just had to wear the hair. But the writers actually had to write truth and the things that truly terrified them or the days when they really humiliated themselves, the worst day in their whole life and when they made the biggest mistake of their entire life and then they put fangs on it and gave it to us. And we say, ‘I’m scared of that, I’m too scared to do it.’ Well, you know, I wrote it so you can do it pal. The writers were the bravest of us.