EJ Podcast

EJ Podcast #023 with Amber Benson from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today Amber Benson who is best known for her portrayal of Tara Maclay on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” 


EJ says:

Amber Benson may be best known as Tara (the lesbian witch) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she has been acting professionally for over 20 years and has racked up quite the resume. As well as being a writer (screenplays, novels, comics), a director of films, a dancer, a singer. We talk about

  • growing up in Birmingham, Alabama with two therapists as parents,
  • how their divorce was probably for the best,
  • how impactful her character from Buffy was on others and,
  • how the death of the character maybe wasn’t the best idea.

We also talk about

  • Joss Whedon,
  • Tobey Maguire,
  • James Marsters,
  • Brian Dennehy,
  • Steven Soderbergh,
  • Alicia Silverstone,
  • Cary Elwes,
  • shooting Stephen Dorff,
  • getting shot on Buffy by her future boyfriend/ex-boyfriend,
  • seeing a ghost… maybe,
  • religion,
  • knowing the Backstreet Boys,
  • her mom selling her stuff on eBay and
  • how her mom socializes with Buffy fans,
  • her dads preference for Latina women,
  • Tori Spelling and a ton more things!!!

Please share with your friends on social media or any other way. Listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing also.

Listen and Enjoy.

Below are photos of Amber signing some items to be auctioned off for charity, so be sure to look for these items in future auctions on EBay. However, EJ tells us that the signed box set is not for sale.

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