There were no strategically placed socks for the angelic vamp

By Ruth Kinane
March 31, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT

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David Boreanaz was no angel on set.

There were plenty of episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where her on-again, off-again, sometimes good, sometimes evil boyfriend, Angel (David Boreanaz) was partially undressed. Fans will remember the season 3 episode, “Faith, Trick and Hope,” when Angel returns from hell without any clothing and lies naked on the floor of his gothic mansion. But it turns out, whether the storyline required it or not, Boreanaz would get naked on set as often as possible.

“It was all the time,” says Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers). Adds Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), “It’s shocking how often he was comfortable being naked and how giggly he is.”

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According to the cast, the actor would just wander onto set in the buff to see what reaction he would inspire. “He would literally come out with no pants on just to see if you could keep a straight face,” says Gellar.

When Emma Caulfield (who played Anya on the show) asks if he would at least cover himself up with a sock, Gellar exclaims, “No!”

Boreanaz only shrugs and offers a “sorry” with a laugh.

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