If you cant wait for the next
episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, just bear in mind that you are not
alone. Even Anthony Stewart Head, who stars as the now-disgraced Watcher Rupert
Giles, admits that he looks forward to each story with mounting
I cant wait to get the scripts
because its always an exciting read, he enthuses. It makes me
laugh. I still get the same buzz that I got when I first read the pilot script.
I remember I was sitting in a restaurant thumbing through it and desperately
turning over the page to find out what happens and just laughing out
Its obvious, as
Xposé meets with Head at a restaurant in Beverly Hills, that this
is a man who remains unaffected by the trappings of Hollywood and celebrity. A
down to Earth Brit, the actor divides his time between his own country (where
his family still live) and Los Angeles, where Buffy is filmed. And this
eclectic lifestyle all resulted from a cup of coffee, with a run of famous
commercials for Taster's Choice and Nescafé Gold Blend. These allowed
Head to secure an agent and seek work in Hollywood...
A spin-off from the maligned movie, Buffy
The Vampire Slayer began life in 1996 as an untransmitted 20-minute
presentation for the WB network. Looking back to those early days, Head recalls
his first meeting with leading lady Sarah Michelle Gellar at the audition.
She said afterwards, I couldnt believe it Im
sitting next to the coffee guy! he laughs. She was testing for the
role of Cordelia and they said, Try this [the role of Buffy]! It
was very cool.
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Xposé Special #09
|Buffy Season 3 guide
Xposé #36 (part 1)
Xposé #38 (part 2)
Robia La Morte (Jenny) interview
|Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joss Whdeon on Season 3 and
|Armin Shimerman (Snyder) interview
|Buffy stars' pet fears, SMG poster
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