Eliza Dushku Explains Why She Wasn’t Invited To The “Buffy” Cast Reunion
The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited in the pages of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. That reunion made a whole lot of fans of the show wonder: “Where in the hell are Giles and Faith? Did they get lost on the way to the reunion? Are they hiding behind a prop grave?” Sarah Michelle Gellar explained that Giles (Anthony Head) was doing a play in London. But no one had a reason for why Eliza Dushku was absent.
As you can see, many past Buffy cast members showed up for the reunion, so it was a little weird that she was missing.
Exclusive: Check out 16 portraits from our #BuffyReunion! https://t.co/hm7t8AGO9n #BuffySlays20 pic.twitter.com/981aCyzV5e
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 29, 2017
Eliza appeared in 20 episodes of Buffy, including the series finale. Her character also popped up in six episodes of Angel. You’d think a cross-over appearance would have guaranteed her a spot in that reunion photo. Eliza responded to the questions of her whereabouts on Twitter where she let everyone know why she was MIA. Apparently Faith wasn’t considered a series regular, which meant no reunion invite for Eliza.
Your ❤️'s will go on..! Faith/I was never a series regular cast member on btvs, sweeties=no invite. Cute n special reunion tho #ScoobyGang? https://t.co/vWNupEVuXL
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) March 30, 2017
Meanwhile, arguably the most annoying character on Buffy, Dawn Summers, seemed to receive a reunion invitation. Sometimes the Universe just isn’t fair.
If enough people were bummed that Eliza Dushku was missing, then that tells me Entertainment Weekly sort of dropped the ball. Of course, EW could always atone for their sins by giving Eliza her own cover to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dollhouse. Listen to me – as if they needed a reason to celebrate the amazing low-budget cheesiness of Dollhouse.
Pic: Entertainment Weekly