Amber Benson

Tara may have been ripped tragically from the world and from us Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, but Amber Benson is still acting in projects that recall the sweet, vulnerable witch who stole Willow’s, and our, hearts.

The 40-year-old actress’ new horror drama The Nightmare Gallery, feels like a nod to her roots, with a starring role as an gay anthropology professor who investigates the mysterious, supernatural disappearance of one of her students. Maybe if Tara had lived, this would be the kind of adventures she would have.

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clueless comic

Cherilyn “Cher” Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) will return to Clueless fans in comic book form. Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) are writing a Clueless comic, based on Amy Heckerling‘s classic 1995 comedy, which was based on Jane Austen‘s Emma. Staying true to the film, the comic will take place in Bronson Alcott High School and follow Cher and her two best friends, Dionne Davenport (Stacey Dash) and Tai Frasier (Brittany Murphy), as they go through their senior year.

Below, learn more about the Clueless comic.

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drones

Most of you probably know Amber Benson as Tara Maclay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but in recent years, while Benson has continued to rack up acting gigs, she’s also parlayed her clout into a thriving indie film career. Her newest film, Drones, premiered at Slamdance and is currently making the film festival circuit. It recently screened at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

I had a chance to sit chat briefly with Benson on the morning before her film screened. We spoke about her love for directing, the importance of planning when you’re making an indie film, and what it’s like to be a female director in a man’s world. Apologies for the terrible lighting conditions of this interview, and for the fact that there is loud coffee-making going on in the background; Benson was a real sport for sticking through it!
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