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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

0.15: Interview with James Marsters

Buckle your seatbelts and black out your windshields because we are about to blast RIGHT THROUGH that Welcome to Sunnydale sign, light up a Morley, and talk to James Marsters about his time playing the most beloved black-nailed, peroxide-headed vampire of all time: Spike! This is the Interview with a Vampire we have all truly been waiting for, is it not?!

Be warned, this interview contains spoilers!

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James Marsters in MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2018 Hulu

James Marsters in MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS – Season 1 | ©2018 Hulu

In Season 2 of MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming in its entirety on Hulu, the title characters have grown into their group moniker. Teenagers Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta), and Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) all have superpowers and/or extraordinary skills. Once alienated from each other, they’ve bonded upon discovering that Pride, the organization all of their parents are involved in, is evil and has a sinister agenda. The runaways have fled their privileged homes and are now hiding out in a mansion buried under Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Not surprisingly, most of the runaways’ parents are freaking out and trying to find their offspring at the beginning of Season 2. Not so Victor Stein, played by James Marsters, Chase’s brilliant but abusive father. In Season 1, Victor had a brain tumor. This was cured by Pride founder Jonah (Julian McMahon). The cure made Victor at first extremely mellow, then extremely aggressive. Victor was finally shot by his wife Janet (Ever Carradine) to stop him from possibly killing Chase. So Victor starts Season 2 in a coma.

One major hint that Victor will come out of the coma at some point is the fact that Marsters is on the Pride headquarters set for a RUNAWAYS Q&A session. The actor has had many roles in films and television, but he’s perhaps still best known for his run as the vampire Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL.

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The Telly Show #16 - Interview with Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters

Fiona chats to actor James Marsters, known for his iconic role of Spike in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. They talk about everything and anything to do with Buffy including how his role went from what was supposed to be just a few episodes to being with the series until the very end, as well as his favourite episode, and his absolute worst day on set.

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So, you may have noticed I've been quite busy for the last month or so (OMG I tweeted sooo much!), & as a result, there were quite a few of James' French interviews that I didn't have the time to post here. I RTed them over on my Twitter, so if you follow me there, you probably caught them, but, like I said, I tweeted a lot, so you may have missed some, even if you do follow me! So, see below for all of James' interviews from his visit to France that haven't been posted here individually. I've also included any videos that were posted to YouTube further down.

James Marsters French Interviews )

YouTube Video Interviews )
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📌 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 📌

Dear guys,
We are sorry to have to inform you that due to serious reasons of personal nature we are forced to suspend our activities, including the realization of the Fantaheroes Convention.

We know this is a big disappointment for all of you and it breaks our hearts .
We are also deeply sad for this cancellation cause we worked very hard and spent a lot of energy, time an money to make this happen.

We were organizing a great event, managed to bring for the first time in Italy some of your most loved actors and be forced to cancel this is very hard to accept.
Unfortunately, however, what happened is an unexpected and unpredictable event, which is not about the organization but enters the personal sphere and can't be overcome.

We want to reassure everyone that we will refund each euro you sent us. We will start refund transfers in two days and we will try to complete all of them within 15 days.

Please send an email to info@fantasyintouch.com with the following details:

EMAIL SUBJECT: first and last name used for your registration on the website + order numbers to be refunded

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Payments Made via Paypal will be refunded automatically.

A hug to all of you


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James Marsters, Alexis Denisof, Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson, Amy Acker, Charisma Carpenter, Clare Kramer, Iyari Limon, James C Leary, Julie Benz, Juliet Landau, & Nicholas Brendon’s Schedules

Friday Jun 1

Saturday Jun 2

Sunday Jun 3

6:15 PM

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

11:45 AM

Amber Benson Photo Ops

Buffy Panel (11 cast members)

James Leary Photo Ops

Room A

Oregon Ballroom

Room A

 

 

 

6:30 PM

2:30 PM

12:00 PM

Nicholas Brendon Photo Ops

James C Leary Photo Ops

Buffy Group Photo Ops

Room A

Room A

Room A

 

 

 

7:30 PM

2:30 PM

12:15 PM

James C Leary Photo Ops

Amber Benson Photo Ops

Buffy Duo(JM, JL) Photo Ops

Room A

Room B

Room A

 

 

 

 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

12:15 PM

 

Buffy Group Photo Ops

Buffy Duo (AH, AD) Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room B

 

 

 

 

3:15 PM

12:30 PM

 

Angel Trio (CC, AD, AA) Photo Ops

Buffy Trio (AH, NB, CC) Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room A

 

 

 

 

3:15 PM

12:30 PM

 

Buffy Duo (AH, AB) Photo Ops

Alexis Denisof Photo Ops

 

Room B

Room B

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM

12:45 PM

 

Buffy Duo (JM, JL) Photo Ops

Alyson Hannigan Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room A

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM

12:45 PM

 

Buffy Duo (AH, AD) Photo Ops

Charisma Carpenter Photo Ops

 

Room B

Room B

 

 

 

 

3:45 PM

1:00 PM

 

Buffy Trio (AH, NB, CC) Photo Ops

Amber Benson Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room A

 

 

 

 

3:45 PM

1:00 PM

 

Alexis Denisof Photo Ops

Nicholas Brendon Photo Ops

 

Room B

Room B

 

 

 

 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1:15 PM

 

Alyson Hannigan Photo Ops

Julie Benz Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room A

 

 

 

 

4:00 PM

1:15 PM

 

Charisma Carpenter Photo Ops

Clare Kramer Photo Ops

 

Room B

Room B

 

 

 

 

4:15 PM

1:30 PM

 

Nicholas Brendon Photo Ops

James Marsters Photo Ops

 

Room B

Room A

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

1:30 PM

 

How Fandom is Saving Lives (JCL)

Juliet Landau Photo Ops

 

B117

Room B

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM

1:45 PM

 

Amy Acker Photo Ops

Iyari Limon Photo Ops

 

Room A

Room B

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM

 

 

Clare Kramer Photo Ops

 

 

Room B

 

 

 

 

 

4:45 PM

 

 

Julie Benz Photo Ops

 

 

Room A

 

 

 

 

 

4:45 PM

 

 

Juliet Landau Photo Ops

 

 

Room B

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

Geek Trivia! Buffy & Angel Edition

 

 

B113

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 PM

 

 

Iyari Limon Photo Ops

 

 

Room A

 

 

 

 

 

5:15 PM- 5:45 PM

 

 

James Marsters Photo Ops

 

 

Room A

 



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We couldn’t be more excited to share that James Marsters is officially returning for WhedonCon 2019!

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🔥 Buffy, Torchwood, Smallville, Runaways: there are so many things to talk about with this guest!

💥 JAMES MARSTERS is the new guest of the #Fantaheroes Convention!
James will be present throughout the weekend and at the evening party on Saturday night.

📸 James's extras will be on sale starting Tuesday 19 February.

📍 Follow the official group to stay updated:
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Jamie's note: English translation of the interview. Scroll down (or hit the SOURCE link) for the original French version.

James Marsters: "Buffy against vampires has always been more popular outside the United States"

the 14/02/2019 at 15:39 by François LégerSpike Buffy James Marsters
Spike Buffy James Marsters DR

Spike indulges in his vampire years. Meet.

Invited this weekend of the Paris Manga Sci-Fi Show with his former colleagues of Buffy against vampires (Anthony Head and Amber Benson), James Marsters returns for Première on the range this cult series, the role of Spike and the Dragonball Evolution disaster , in which he played Piccolo.

Whatever you do, we always bring you back to Buffy against the vampires and the character of Spike. But it's also because you cultivate this link, right?
Absolutely, because Buffy is a series that I can be proud of. We managed to get the idea that violence does not solve all the problems and that women can kick ass! At the time, I was producing and performing in Seattle and Chicago. I had just had my son and I was coming to Los Angeles just to earn money. The theater is great fun, but you win almost nothing. So I decided to sell myself on TV (Laughs.)

You had the feeling of selling yourself?
Oh yeah, completely! I had no illusions. It was the late 1990s and television was not as interesting as it is today, at least from my point of view. I remember telling my agent that I was not there to receive awards since I had them already at the theater. I had nothing to prove and I did not respect the people of this environment anyway (Laughs.) I was there for the dough! To buy diapers! And suddenly, I found myself in a series that spread a subversive message to more people than I could have imagined. We talked about strong subjects, like the difficulty of being homosexual during adolescence. It's more common on TV today, but we were in the first to talk about it. I think that'

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Every couple years someone new seems to realise that the Ghost of the Robot song "Dangerous" was written about Michelle Trachtenberg. Now normally I'm happy to ignore whatever ignorant remarks are sparked & wait for the stupidity to blow over, but this time the article seems to have gained some traction (yay clickbaity headlines!), so I've decided to say a thing.

So.

Yes, the song is about Michelle Trachtenberg (not for). No, the song is not about James Marsters crushing on/hitting on/being in any way inappropriate with a 15-year-old girl.

Firstly, Michelle was 17-18 when the song was written. Secondly, & infinitely more importantly, the song is about her crushing on him.

It is in no way an 'ode' or a 'love song' to an underage girl. It is about an underage girl having a crush on an older guy & him being flattered & embarrassed by it.

While I'll be the first to admit that I find several of the lyrics problematic at best, I also understand that the highly dramatised lyrics are angsty & dramatic for exactly that effect (read all the lyrics below, not just the ones I've cherry-picked to support my argument). What I find more problematic is reading an article that compares James Marsters writing a song, to serial predator R Kelly abusing very young girls; that is as abhorrent as it is absurd!

If you want to get up in arms about older men abusing young girls, please shout it from the freakin' rooftops, those predators deserve it! But to attack someone for writing a song & then comparing it to the actions of actual paedophiles?! Just... how even?!

And to those who are bringing up his relationship with his, admittedly, much younger wife? They've been happily married for 8 years, together for 14 (read the adorable story of how they got together here). To be crude about it: If he was a predator, comparable to R Kelly & the like, wouldn't she be too old for him now? Hell, wouldn't she have been too old for him when he married her?!

Movements like #MeToo & #TimesUp (of which James & his wife are huge supporters) send an incredibly powerful message to those in power who would abuse it, but that message is diminished when it's used to decry the completely incomparable & relatively innocent actions of the above.

I understand that you want your website to get those all too important clicks, but tearing down a man who's done nothing wrong to do so? Is that really what you want your website to be, or to stand for?

*gets down off high horse*

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Here is my cherry-picking of the lyrics:

"You're a pretty little girl, got a thing for me"

Got a thing for me. Pretty straightforward. Not, got a thing for you, as many people have apparently chosen to interpret (which, how even?!).

"But I have to look down
When you talk to me"


Those who read these lyrics from the angle of 'a predator wrote this' will likely interpret them to mean he has to look down at the young girl child, but factually Michelle is 1.71 m tall & James is 1.75 m tall, he'd never have to look down to speak with her. He's obviously talking about lowering his head in embarrassment over the fact a young girl has a crush & is flirting with him.

"'Cause you're dangerous
Dangerous
Dangerous
And you don't even know it"


Again, if you incorrectly interpret these lyrics as having been written by a predator, they're gross in a very victim-blamey way. However if you read them as being written by a man embarrassed about a young girls crush on him (see above), then you'll realise that the 'danger' in the situation is exactly the problem with the aforementioned article: that people will think he's in to or has abused an underage girl. The danger is in his perfectly innocent reactions being misinterpreted as encouragement instead of a gentle let down.

"And here's a little taste of irony
You'll be a too-hot baby, too good for me"


Again, gentle let down. In no way what-so-ever encouraging of a young girl crushing on a much older man, or inviting more than that, as a predator would do.

"So set me down and leave me be"

A little gentle let down, a little 'stop flirting with me.'

I'd hasten to add that Michelle is an incredibly articulate & outspoken young woman, who has had naught to say about the song, & only good things about James. Were there even so much as a hint of impropriety on James' part, I highly doubt that would be the case.

/end rant
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James Marsters On Runaways And Why Plumbers Are More Important Than Actors

by Guest
January 17, 2019 in TV


You’ll remember James Marsters as the vampire Spike in the cult hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer (and later Angel) – a role that earned him three Teen Choice nominations and three Saturn Awards from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

He’s now starring in another hit series, Marvel’s Runaways, where he plays Victor Stein, who he described to AVClub as ‘Elon Musk if he was a murderer.’

We caught up with the actor on the set of season two, which is now first and only on Showmax in South Africa, to chat about why he feels like he sold out, why he believes the gulf that opens between parents and kids is inevitable, whether killing a teenager a year might be the moral thing to do if it stopped global warming, and why actors are less important than plumbers in the bigger scheme of things…
James Marsters On Runaways And Why Plumbers Are More Important Than Actors
RUNAWAYS – “Reunion” – Episode 101 – A group of six Los Angeles teens, fractured by a tragic loss, reunite only to discover that their parents may be hiding a terrible secret that turns their world upside down. Janet Stein (Ever Carradine) and Victor Stein (James Marsters), shown. (Photo by: Paul Sarkis/Hulu)

Why did you want to be part of Runaways?

James Marsters On Runaways And Why Plumbers Are More Important Than Actors )

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