Buffy star calls Willow & Tara's love "groundbreaking"

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Amid all the excitement surrounding Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 20th anniversary reunion, we've been reliving some of the show's greatest moments and relationships.

But forget the Angel vs Spike debate, we have another relationship to bring to your attention: Willow and Tara.

As part of EW's celebration of all things Buffy, Alyson Hannigan opened up about the characters' "groundbreaking" relationship – including how she didn't even get the hint that Willow and Tara were about to become more than friends.

"[Joss Whedon and I] were walking in the parking lot, and he just said, 'Willow's going to get a friend, and she's going to be a special friend'," Alyson explained.

"I was like, 'Okay, great!' I didn't really know what that meant."

Willow and Tara's relationship was one of the first major lesbian pairings to air on network television – something which Alyson admitted was "groundbreaking".

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Saying that she received "such a positive reaction" to Willow and Tara's storyline, she added: "It's just been such a profound thing for people who where going through the same thing...

"[J]ust to see somebody that they had been watching for so many years to get to not feel so alone, it's like it's such a gift to be able to be part of that."

Will we ever get to see Willow and the rest of the Scooby Gang back on our screens, though? For now, that one's just a maybe.

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