TV's Top MVPs 2002
James Marsters [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
Role: Buffy's seductive English vampire, Spike
Bite me: The lanky chiseled star has proven so irresistible that hundreds of Web sites
have sprung up about Buffy's Prince of Darkness. "James is very sexy, very cool," says series
creator and exec producer Joss Whedon.
Blonds have more fun: To give contrast to Marsters' cheekbones, Whedon asked him to hit
the peroxide bottle. "Not that he's ever thanked me," he cracks. "Not when his scalp is on
fire every week and a half."
Joss Whedon [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
Cult classic: From sexual temptation to a mother's death, he explores coming-of-age
stories in provocative and unexpectedly moving ways, brilliantly melding horror with humor -
and even musical comedy.
Class clown: "He's totally different than any producer I've ever worked with," says Alyson
Hannigan, who plays Willow. "You can joke around with him. He's just a kid reliving his high
school experience - except this time he's popular. That makes him very happy."