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Sarah Michelle Gellar on the Cover of EW
Thirteen years ago Friday, on May 20, 2003, the finale episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit airwaves. Over the course of seven seasons, the Joss Whedon-led show aired nearly 150 episodes, picking up Emmy awards and nominations and a Golden Globe nomination along the way. Lead actress Sarah Michelle Gellar also found herself on the cover of Entertainment Weekly multiple times through the years thanks to her turn as Buffy Summers. See all of Gellar's EW covers, ahead.
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March 6, 1998
Featured in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 and 3.
Best quote from the interview: "I love being on a cult hit. You feel less pressure. And you won't get typecast, because you're not 'Rachel from Friends.'... I love this show."
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October 1, 1999
Featured in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 and 4, Simply Irresistible, Cruel Intentions, and Angel Season 1.
Best quote from the interview: "The obvious connection between Buffy and me is the little girl torn between two worlds. I was on All My Children while trying to graduate from high school. Do you go to sleep-overs or to auditions?... Do you save the world or go to the prom?"
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September 7, 2001
Featured in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5 and 6, and Harvard Man.
Best quote from the interview: "We're like the most religious show out there! We're more religious than 7th Heaven! We're Greek mythology — we answer the big questions! They just make me laugh so hard. I say, 'Come debate me. I want to see you bring your arguments to my face. Because you will lose — so quickly.'"
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June 21, 2002
Featured in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 6 and 7, and Scooby-Doo.
Best quote from the interview: Rosario Dawson on Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.: "He's completely in love with her. When they got together, he was blown away... He was thrown by how hard he fell."
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March 7, 2003
Featured in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7.
Best quote from the interview: "Buffy, in this incarnation, is over."
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October 8, 2004
Featured in: Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The Grudge.
Best quote from the interview: "Leaving Buffy was the scariest horror movie of my life. I was 18 when I started the show. It had been my entire life."
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September 2, 2011
Featured in: Ringer Season 1.
Best quote from the interview: "Ultimately you want to do something in life that people will remember. And with Buffy, I did that. I don't feel like I need to achieve something. I just do it because it's fun. And that takes a lot of pressure off."