Sarah Michelle Gellar Celebrated Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Anniversary With Throwback Pics

Buffy The Vampire Slayer turned 21 recently, and Sarah Michelle Gellar had another way of celebrating that didn't involve buying the series that made her career a few drinks. Instead, Gellar dug into her archives and posted some throwback photos from the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer as well as some more recent ones from after the show's end:

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Sarah Michelle Gellar gave fans a healthy mixture of pictures from the show's past and present with some serious shots peppered in with other goofier ones. The sillier on-set photos are definitely the gems of this gallery as fans will notice a good number of cutesy ones that involved Gellar and former Buffy The Vampire Slayer co-star David Borneaz. That picture of the two sword fighting looks way less intense than the sword fight that went down between Buffy and Angelus in the series, and also much less sad! Gellar at least was kind enough to fans to balance the sadness brought on from that picture out with a behind-the-scenes shot from "Amends," which shows Borneaz dipping Gellar between filming in the snow.

Sarah Michelle Gellar only uploaded one current picture of her and James Marsters, so its safe to say Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans know (if they didn't know already) where she falls in the Angel vs. Spike debate. Marsters isn't the only one with a fleeting appearance in this photo gallery, however, as Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Emma Caufield, and others are seen scattered throughout. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of past photos that show these cast members goofing around when the cameras weren't rolling, which is a shame. Perhaps Gellar will dig back into the archives when the show turns 22 and reveal some of those photos?

Sarah Michelle Gellar shared the photos while writing about the impact Buffy The Vampire Slayer has had over the years via her Instagram caption. Gellar referenced a quote from the Season 7 episode "Bring on the Night," and attempted to draw a parallel between its meaning and the significance of the show's anniversary falling on the same week as International Women's Day:

I don't think it's a coincidence that the anniversary of #btvs is the same week as #internationalwomensday. I have always believed that the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. We have all learned a lot from Buffy, and the best part is, that never ends. 'From now on, we won't just face our fears, we will seek them out. We will find them, and cut their hearts out one by one. There is only one thing on earth more powerful than evil, and that's us.'

Any Buffy fans who are feeling nostalgic enough to binge Buffy The Vampire Slayer after those rousing words from Sarah Michelle Gellar can do so by streaming the series on Hulu. For a look at what else is available on streaming in the near future, be sure to check out CinemaBlend's Netflix and Amazon premiere guide. Those curious as to what all is coming to television in general in the next couple of months can find out by visiting our midseason premiere guide. Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans just hungry for more news on the series, be sure to check out which episode of the show is Sarah Michelle Gellar's favorite right here.

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