“It was very intended to have me show up in that fashion,” she explains. “Calculate is not the right word but it’s purposeful. You’re not going to have me show up, and immediately think there’s nothing to my being there. It’s obviously going to pull in a similar fan bas [to Buffy]. That was intended.” Part of that plan required keeping Caulfield’s casting a complete secret until she emerged as queen bee of the neighborhood in Episode 2.
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“I am always like ‘I will believe it when I see it’ but always open and optimistic someone is going to do something,” says Hannigan, in an interview that took place just before the drama unfolded. “I’ll definitely be the first one at my set watching and it’s cool there is an audience that wants it to happen. So hopefully it does take off. “
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Adapted from the popular and prestigious (it won the Newberry Medal) Kate DiCamilo (“The Tale of Despereaux”) novel, “Flora” has Hannigan as Phyllis Buckman, a beleaguered single mom whose only child, Flora (Matilda Lawler), hasn’t adjusted to her parents’ recent split.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star added: “Kissing a girl on camera is way better because when you kiss a guy, all your makeup rubs off and then in between you have to get these touch-ups. But [when] it’s a girl it’s, like, you’re good to go.”
The New York native went on to tell Us that the “first month” with the new dogs was harder than raising kids. “My kids are at an age where they can go the bathroom by themselves and they don’t pee and poop in the middle of the kitchen,” Gellar joked of daughter Charlotte, 11, and son Rocky, 8.
“Buffy was so long ago, I don’t know. That was a tiny, little show on a small network that ended up having this huge life. It started to build when it was on, but there was no huge support system or fanfare or built-in audience with it,” the actress told Heroic Hollywood. “So it’s not even in the same ballpark as entering in the Marvel Universe. It’s a whole other world.”
“She [said], ‘You’ve got this icy prettiness, and you’re really funny, and then if someone’s awful to you or awful to someone you love, you’re so mean […] just want that icy mean.’ I [said] ‘Thank you? Thank you, Jac,'” Caulfield recalls for Looper with a smile.
“Daddy, why are there wood boards over all the store windows?” my eight-year-old daughter Evan asked as our family walked our dog along Venice Boulevard. Two-and-a-half months into the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the streets were quiet, as a curfew was in place. Stores all over Los Angeles were being boarded up after looting had followed a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in nearby Santa Monica the day before.