Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has shared his very honest views on the shows spinoff series Angel in a recent interview for an upcoming book.
Interviewed for the new book Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, Brendon spoke to author Evan Ross Katz about working with Charisma Carpenter and the spin off she left Buffy to join.
Brendon was very complimentary of Carpenter’s performance, saying that he would miss his frequent scene-partner and on-screen love interest once she left for Angel.
But when mentioning the spinoff itself, Brendon was less enthused. “Angel, in my opinion, is worse than those Twilight f–ckers”.
“It was weird that Angel got a spin-off. Because how does the most boring character in TV history get a spin-off? Why don’t we break down Angel? Uh, no, there’s nothing to break down. It’s just a brooding little guy. Angel, in my opinion, is worse than those Twilight f–ckers. I’m not sure if I’m talking about David or Angel at this point now.”
Katz reacts to the comments by noting that perhaps Boreanaz and Brendon aren’t the closest of friends, alluding to the alleged friction between the two actors that have long been discussed by fans.
In the book Katz—with the help of the show’s cast, creators, and crew—reveals that although Buffy contributed to important conversations about gender, sexuality, and feminism, it was not free of internal strife, controversy, and shortcomings. Men—both on screen and off—would taint the show’s reputation as a feminist masterpiece, and changing networks, amongst other factors, would drastically alter the show’s tone.
Katz addresses these issues and more, including interviews with stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head, Seth Green, Marc Blucas, Nicholas Brendon, Danny Strong, Tom Lenk, Bianca Lawson, Julie Benz, Clare Kramer, K. Todd Freeman, Sharon Ferguson; and writers Douglas Petrie, Jane Espenson, and Drew Z. Greenberg; as well as conversations with Buffy fanatics and friends of the cast including Stacey Abrams, Cynthia Erivo, Lee Pace, Claire Saffitz, Tavi Gevinson, and Selma Blair.
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