Sarah Michelle Gellar on What She's Afraid Of and Who Should Play 'Buffy' on Broadway

Sarah Michelle Gellar has been lighting up hearts of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fans recently with a reunion pic from a couple of weeks ago with Dawn and Oz, Michelle Trachtenberg and Seth Green.

And one Thursday with the former "Angel," now Mr. Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz.

Not only that, but she took to Reddit to do an AMA ("Ask Me Anything"), where she talked about everything from her favorite "Buffy" episode to her fear of pigeons. Here are some of the highlights, with Redditor questions bolded.

Spike or Angel?


And if you need any more proof that the question has been put to bed:

"I can say that David honestly smells very good and continues to smell very good. I apologize to Jamie his wife for answering that question."

What was your favorite "Buffy" episode to work on?

"My first one is 'The Prom' because I just love that whole story, and I thought it just encapsulated the show so well. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. I also love 'Hush' because I think it's not just the scariest episode we've ever done but the challenge to do a silent episode — I thought it would be easy but it was way harder. And the other favorite I love is 'The Body,' because it was beyond difficult and heart wrenching to shoot, and I don't know if many people know this, but my entire first scene was all done in one take. It was 4 to 5 minutes of one long take."

What was your favorite "big bad" throughout the series?

"Ohhhh! I loved a couple. When Angel turned bad. Physically I think the scariest were the guys from 'Hush.' And also Camden Toy, I can't think of his character's name right now [he actually played four different creatures during the series — a Gentleman in 'Hush,' Gnarl in 'Same Time, Same Place' the 'Ubervamp' in several episodes, and the Prince of Lies in 'Why We Fight']. And I also liked it when I was the bad guy. And while we're on this topic, I remember my other favorite episode, even though no one asked: I also liked the body switching episode where I got to play Faith and Faith got to play Buffy."

Do you have a favorite "Buffy-ism"?

"I think for me the greatest message of Buffy was all about female empowerment, and not just female, but empowerment in general. High school is the scariest part of people's lives, and I loved that we used the monsters of Buffy as a metaphor for the monsters of life. And to not judge a book by its cover. That we are all capable of taking care of ourselves. Well I think it's the lines that have come now — like I love it when people tweet me 'What would Buffy Do' or WWBD, or also 'She saved the world, a LOT.'"

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Which former co-star would you most want to work with again?

"Oh my goodness, I think the person I am most angling to get on 'The Crazy Ones' is Seth Green. And I will say this: he makes a surprise cameo in an upcoming episode, but I want to get him on for reals."

Watch a clip from "The Crazy Ones":

Buffy on Broadway. Yea or nay?

"As long as Kristin Chenoweth plays me..."

"Auntie Kristin," as her daughter calls her, is in heavy rotation at the Gellar/Prinze household with the "Wicked" soundtrack, so that may be a nonnegotiable point if "Buffy" ever becomes a musical.

Gellar also covered a number of non-"Buffy" topics, ranging from the inspirational to the silly.

Are there any young, up-and-coming actresses you admire and see as potential role models for young girls now?

"I love Jennifer Lawrence. There's this incredibly talented girl who deserves not only every accolade she gets, but is incredibly real and relatable."

If you could work with any actor, that you have not worked with already, who would it be?

"Ricky Gervais! And you know what I want too? I'm obsessed with Garry Shandling and his show. I want to get him on our show."

"Star Wars" or "Star Trek"?


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What TV shows are you currently following?

"Right now I'm an HGTV addict. I LOVE Househunters international!"

If you had the opportunity to star as any woman from history, who would you choose?

"Neely O'Hara from 'Valley of the Dolls.'"

If you awoke tomorrow to discover you were Bruce Willis, what's the first thing you would do?

"Oh my God, that's so easy! I would just walk around all day yelling 'Yippee-Ki-Yay M----------r!' Easy."

What's your favorite pizza?

"Mushroom! With extra cheese. Thin crust. New York style."

See Gellar and Robin Williams on "The Crazy Ones":

Since there's a "Mork & Mindy" reunion on "The Crazy Ones," is there a show you love that you would love to see a reunion of?

"'Murphy Brown.' Hands down. That's like one of my favorite shows of all time. And also a 'Boston Legal' one on 'The Crazy Ones' if it involves William Shatner and James Spader!"

What is your greatest fear?

"I try not to let fear control me. I get excited by the unknown and unexpected. Also, birds. Especially pigeons."

Which do you prefer: "Mad Men" or "Breaking Bad"?

"Mad Men, because it has Jimmy Wolk and Linda Cardellini."

If you were a Muppet, which one would you be?

"Miss Piggy! She gets all the great wardrobe. AND she knows Joan Rivers."

What is a quote that you live by, or that inspires you?

"I have SO many. I was actually just talking about them on my Twitter the other day. Pretty much anything Dr. Seuss ever said, but I have one more. 'You taught me baby. How the few who win acquire. What their hearts desire. It ain't practice, it ain't skill. They'll help but not as much as wanting will.' It's from a musical."

In case you're wondering, it's from the musical "Chess," with music by former ABBA bandmates Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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She is also a big children's advocate, working on a charitable campaign with Unilever called Project Sunlight, as well as focused on the well-being of her own kids. Fellow actor Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars") is spearheading an initiative to keep media outlets from running unauthorized pictures of celebrities' children.

"Kristen Bell is so incredible because we needed a leader, and she is making the world a safer place for my daughter. My poor daughter is petrified of cameras and doesn't even like taking photos at home because she is scared of large men putting cameras in her face, so the fact that we are getting the support that we are is incredible."

"The Crazy Ones" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.