Yes! Thank you for posting this. I just found out about this yesterday. There are more pics, videos, and articles on EW's website if any one else is interested. I think the magazine will come out next week 6/23 (maybe?). I am not sure, but am checking my stores every day, lol. There are 2 covers: the cast and then one with David by himself, although you may only be able to get that one online.
I am so pleasantly surprised that EW did this. I understand doing a reunion issue for Buffy and they technically included the Angel cast in that one too, so I thought they wouldn't do anything for Angel, and when my coworker told me I was shocked, amazed, and happy and it totally made my day! Interestingly, every one I have talked to about the magazine remembers the TV show Angel (one girl even said her mom just watched all of it on Hulu) and I am shocked because I always thought Angel was just under the radar in people's minds and was never really known/is still in Buffy's shadow but this seems to prove otherwise. I love both shows and am glad that they are both known and respected shows!
Post by stargazer1682 on Jun 22, 2019 18:35:29 GMT
Here's the interview with the cast:
It's kind of sad that Glen and Andy are gone. My first thought when I saw this group photo:
my first thought was, "wait, that's not everyone.... oh...damn...."
The video is interesting, watching them reminisce. I was disappointed that they didn't really talk about Glen or Andy though. It get that being kind of a bummer, but still kind of important to acknowledge that there are people who should be there and arguably are in spirit. They gloss over Glen's departure from the series; at one point they basically just say, "Glenn was there....and then Alexis joined the cast...." Beside referring to "Spin the Bottle" as "Andy's episode," they don't seem to refer to him at all.
“Biting is excellent. It’s like kissing – only there is a winner.”
Post by Chalice_Of_Evil on Jun 23, 2019 7:47:53 GMT
Thank you for the video, stargazer. It was totally worth the watch. I wish it’d been even longer, as I could watch this cast chatting amongst themselves/answering questions about the show for an hour or more. It certainly made me miss the show, which I haven’t watched on DVD in a long while (but one day I hope to, once I’ve watched all the unwatched DVDs Blu-rays I have waiting to be viewed).
I’m so very glad the cast got along/were able to be in the same room together (I sometimes dread that the casts of my favourite shows don’t get along, which would be kind of sad if it were the case...but it didn’t seem to be here). It's nice that Charisma Carpenter has such fondness for Season 5’s ‘You’re Welcome’, considering that was her final episode/the issues she had with how she was written out. I also loved getting to hear the Cordy! theme again. That was such a nice surprise when I watched the Season 3 episode ‘Birthday’ for the first time.
I was pretty happy to see them mention five of my Top 10 episodes from the show - Season 3’s ‘Waiting in the Wings’, Season 4’s ‘Spin the Bottle’, Season 5’s ‘You’re Welcome’, ‘Smile Time’ and ‘Not Fade Away’.
I liked hearing all the anecdotes from various episodes. One I do recall from the ‘Waiting in the Wings’ commentary (a commentary I’ve listened to quite a few times, as it features Joss Whedon and Alexis Denisof - both of whom are pretty funny in it) is the bit about David and Alexis not being able to get through the ‘shiny cars’ scene. Joss and Alexis discuss it in the commentary and I still remembered it when I saw it mentioned here. The biggest surprise was the one about James Marsters and the squibs on his back. I hadn’t heard that one before.
I always like listening to him talk about both this show and BtVS. He still seems so into discussing them and really does put lots of thought into them, it seems (the one instance of him misremembering something that I noticed was where he thought Spike and Angel were running after Buffy who was ‘dating Dracula’ in the Season 5 episode ‘The Girl in Question’. I don’t think that’s who The Immortal was supposed to be, was it? When he said that, I was like, “Huh?”). I liked that he praised Amy Acker’s portrayal of Illyria, as I had the same reaction as him – seeing her go from playing nice sweet Fred to the ‘God King’ was quite the surprise, but she totally nailed the performance. I only wish Amy had spoken more than she did.
I liked hearing J. August Richard’s story about how he approached his audition as Gunn (the thought process behind how Gunn was acting towards Angel). I thought that was really interesting. I also loved that he got to keep Gunn’s ‘hubcap axe’ – I always thought that was such a neat weapon.
I’m glad that David mentioned Glenn Quinn, as I knew they were friends (it’s really interesting hearing both him and Christian Kane, who played Lindsey, talk about Glenn/Doyle in the commentary for the Season 5 episode ‘Soul Purpose’. You can tell how close they were, and in Christian’s case, he shows how considerate he was of the Doyle fans by being concerned about Lindsey using the name Doyle and thinking people would hold it against him).
As I mentioned, it’s been a long time since I last watched the show, but watching this interview and seeing all the clips from the episodes – I remembered each clip and what episode they were from no problem. The show is so ingrained into my memory, even things I think I forgot about I still apparently remember. While BtVS Seasons 1-3 are probably my favourite seasons of any show ever, Angel as a whole series is probably my most favourite series ever.