As the world celebrates the 20-year anniversary of iconic TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer‘s first episode airing, the woman behind the globally loved leading character, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has called the seven-year acting gig “the greatest privilege”.
Sharing a throwback post with her 1.4 million Instagram followers on Friday, Gellar posted an on-set image of herself alongside a lengthy caption of her memories from the seven seasons on the show.
“That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have,” Gellar, now 39 and a mum of two, wrote.
“As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one.”