Buffy the Vampire Slayer star David Boreanaz reheats debate, says Buffy belongs with Angel
"True love is first love and first love is true love," the actor said, disagreeing with costar Alyson Hannigan and show creator Joss Whedon.
It all started when politician and Buffy fan Stacey Abrams weighed in on the popular debate, tweeting Spike (James Marsters) was ultimately the right guy for the titular heroine (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) over David Boreanaz's Angel.
"To be fair, Angel was the right boyfriend for Buffy coming into her power. Spike was the right man to be with as she became the power," Abrams tweeted on Nov. 9.
Hannigan, who portrayed Buffy's best friend Willow, sided with Abrams at first, responding, "I'll vote yes to that!" before revealing her own hot take: "Actually Buffy should have dated Willow."
In a new interview, Boreanaz made his stance clear and unsurprisingly chose his own character as Buffy's "true love."
“All I’ll say is this, man: True love is first love and first love is true love. Drop the mic. End of story," the actor told The Wrap. “I don’t think we need to continue. I mean, it’s pretty simple, right? Let’s think about that for really a second. Your first love is your true love, your true love is your first love. End of story.”
He continued, “All due respect Stacey Abrams, I disagree. But you know, hey, you’re coming from the character’s mouth here. I think I’ll be the final word on it.”
Boreanaz might be in the minority though, at least among his Buffy crew. Even creator Joss Whedon sided with Abrams, tweeting, "I AGREE! (during squee)"
In the show, which ran from 1997 to 2001, Buffy dated Angel in the first three seasons, before Boreanaz departed to star in its spinoff series, Angel. Later on, Buffy's romance with Spike develops in the supernatural drama.
Neither Gellar nor Marsters has weighed in on the debate, but both expressed their admiration of Abrams, whose efforts helped Georgia turn blue in the recent presidential election.
"@staceyabrams you are a national treasure, and you have very good taste in television!" Marsters tweeted.
On her Instagram Story, Gellar shared Abrams' tweet and commented that she was a "verified fangirl" of the Democrat.
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