[photo taken at phxcc 2016]
[photo taken at phxcc 2016]
James Marsters, the actor best known for his role as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was spotlighted on the last day of Phoenix Comicon 2016.

During his hour long Q&A session with audience members, Marsters discussed some of the behind-the-scenes details of working with the Buffy team and told anecdotes from his time on other sets.

Below are some of the highlights from the event if you missed it!

  • When asked about who was best for Buffy to end up with at the end of the series, Masters says that Spike would be best for her once he matured.
  • Marsters also said one of the best parts of playing Spike was that Joss Whedon didn’t have a defined role for the character so Spike was written multiple arcs.
  • Marsters pitched his own spin-off for a Spike story, but Joss rejected it because Angel was already airing.
  • Before taking the role on the television series, Marsters watched the original Buffy movie – and he wasn’t very impressed.
  • The Once More With Feeling musical episode of Buffy almost didn’t happen – the actors were concerned with the musical theater roles and weren’t confident that Joss could write his own musical.
    [photo taken at phxcc 2016]
    [photo taken at phxcc 2016]
  • One of the most difficult aspects of filming Buffy was that James had to have his hair bleached weekly – and that resulted in sores on his head which wouldn’t heal before the next bleaching session.
  • During the kiss scene with John Barrowman on Torchwood, Marsters brought his then-fiance (now wife) to set. Marsters said she really enjoyed watching the scene.
  • Marsters said he would love to come back for next season of Supernatural if asked, and mentioned that while on set, the boys played a prank involving jiggling his legĀ  just out-of-frame during one of his scenes.

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