Amber Benson answers your questions
- There 3 days, on the occasion of the release of his latest book, The Last Dream Keeper, the second installment in the series Witches of Echo Park, Amber Benson (Tara) answered questions from his fans on the platform Reddit. The following questions relate his experience in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Amber : I was very lucky to get to work on that show…and that relationship was an amazing thing to be a part of. Memories of HUSH…well, the gentlemen were really unsettling. I know Alyson was freaked out sitting with them at lunch. Hard to eat food when the gentleman are staring at you, right?
Amber: I was incredibly lucky to work on this series ... and it was really great to have played this couple. Memories of Silence Death ... well, the gentlemen was really disturbing. I remember Alyson was afraid to eat next to them at lunch. It's hard to eat when you watch gentleman, n & rsquo; is it not ?
Amber : I was just so lucky to get to be a part of that relationship. I hand the credit to Joss for creating Willow and Tara – they were his babies and he felt it was really important for them to exist, to create a positive image for LGBTQ kids so that they had the relationship to look to, to help them understand that they were wonderful as they were – that they would find love and that they were AND are worthy of love. I just got to help out a little, give her voice and an inject a little of myself into her to bring her to life.
Amber: I was so lucky to be part of this couple. The credit goes to Joss [Whedon] who created Willow and Tara. They were his babies and he felt that it was very important that they exist, create a positive image for LGBTQ children. Give them a couple as model, help them understand that they were perfect as they are, they would find love and they have the right and to love. I only helps a little, give it a voice and a bit of myself to give him life.
Amber : Uh, hmmm…so let’s see…an explosive revelation about my time on Buffy…? Explosive in the bowel sense? Like someone had explosive gastrointestinal distress and had to drink a whole bottle of pepto bismal while on set one day. Oh, No.…that wasn’t ME. I would never drink a whole bottle…maybe half of one…and I would never tell everyone on Reddit about it. hangs head in embarrassment because her own gastrointestinal distress was the only explosive thing she could in good faith reveal to you guys because Amber don’t kiss and tell or fight and tell or punch and tell It’s been a long 7 days.
Amber: Oh, hmm ... let me think…an explosive revelation on the set of Buffy ? Explosive in the intestinal sense ? Genre someone who has had an explosive gastrointestinal pain on the set and had to drink a whole bottle of Pepto Bismal (drug that relieves stomach discomfort) on set. Not, no ... it was not ME. I never drink a whole bottle ... just half ... and I would not say it to everyone on Reddit. Tilt your head in shame because its own gastrointestinal problems were the only explosive things she could in good faith be because Amber is not a balance. it makes 7 many years.
Amber : At first, I didn’t understand the magnitude of what was happening…but by the end of season 4 it was pretty obvious that this relationship was going to be a very important thing. I was just lucky enough to get to be a part of something so super duper special.
Amber: First, I did not realize the magnitude of what was happening ... but at the end of the season 4, it was obvious that this relationship would become something important. I was just lucky to be part of something so special.
Amber : I adore Sarah. She is smart and an excellent business woman and she loves her kids. She encouraged me to be smart about money and she was always reading on set. Which endears her to me even more since I’m a bookworm, too. Don’t listen to anyone who says she’s not excellent. She’s a real person who has a big heart.
Amber: J’adore Sarah. She is smart and an excellent businesswoman who loves his children. She encouraged me to better manage my money and she read all the time on the set. What makes me love her even more since I am a bookworm also. Do not listen to those who say it is not great. It is a sincere person who has a great heart.
Amber : So bleeping cool. Hush and the musical are my two favs, period.
Amber: It is ***** cool. Silence of Death and the musical episode are my two favorite episodes, point to the line.
Amber : The thing I miss most from my days on Buffy is the Teamsters promising to give me my own parking space with my name on it if I’d just get my stupid license already. I got dropped off at work like I was in high school. Sooooo embarrassing and I don’t have the excuse – I’m from NYC – to save me.
Sarah: What I miss most about filming Buffy is that the team had promised to give me my own parking space with my name on it if I spent my goddamn driver's license. We filed back to work as if I was in high school. Sooooo annoying and I can not even use the excuse "I'm from New York" to save me.
Amber : He was a lovely human being and I wish more than anything he was still with us. It breaks my heart that he’s gone. He was a joy to play with and my god could he sing the bejezus outta that Lady Marmalade song.
Amber: It was a lovely person and I want more than anything it is always with us. it breaks my heart that he left. It was a joy to play with him and he tore my god all when he sang Lady Marmalade
Amber : they are both great…but I did get a real kick out of mushing mouths with James.
Amber: They are both awesome ... but it was really good to do mouth to mouth with James.
Amber : Gaze laser focused on you http://amberbensonwrotethis.blogspot.com/2011/06/uys-remix_02.html – here is where I am singing to you…
Amber: Lance targeted look like a laser on you
http://amberbensonwrotethis.blogspot.com/2011/06/uys-remix_02.html – That's what I sing ...
Amber : I see the trio every now and then. I see Emma quite a bit…and James M and James Leary. Mostly this is at conventions. They are like mini-reunions…which is awesome.
Amber: I see the trio (Warren, Jonathan et Andrew) sometimes. I see Emma [Caulfield] (Mother) often… et James Marster (Spike) et James Leary (Clem). Often at conventions. It's like mini meetings ... which is great.
Amber : Mother
Amber : Her empathy and her willingness to stand up for what she thinks is right.
Amber: His empathy and willingness to defend what it considers fair.
Amber : Walking into a pole in the dance number from the musical. I truly felt like Peewee Herman when he said: I meant to do that.
I did NOT mean to do that.
Amber: I take a pole during a dance number from the musical episode. I feel like Pee-wee Herman when he said : "It was expected."
It was not planned.
Amber : Joss knew my range and totally wrote those songs higher than I thought I could sing. But he promised me that I could do it, that I could reach those notes…and I did. It was a real shock. I couldn’t believe I could sing that high either. Crazy town 🙂
She was a lovely creature, our Tara, and I miss her, too 🙁
Amber: Joss [Whedon] knew my range and wrote these songs earlier than I thought to sing. He promised that I can do it, I can reach those notes ... and that was the case. It was a shock. I was not expecting to sing so high. C’est fou 🙂
She was a lovely creature, notre Tara, elle me manque aussi 🙁
Tara is an amazing character and inspiration love you ♥
Amber : ♥ backatcha!
1.The Body – broke my heart
2.Haven’t seen her in ages, but she’s been so damn busy!
Tara is a great character, A model, I love you ♥
Amber: ♥ to you too !
1.orphan. It breaks my heart.
2.I have not seen in ages, but it is so busy.
Amber : Getting to do the musical episode.
Amber: Make the musical episode.