Alyson Hannigan's 'Willow' -- Wallflower By Day, Assistant Slayer by Night
This article was obtained from TV Guide, May 15th, 1997.
By Seth Kaufman

      So far, Alyson Hannigan's adorably nerdy character, Willow, hasn't had much teenage romance in the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Mondays at 9 p.m./ET on the WB). In fact, her only real flirtation was an online romance with a guy who turned out to be a diabolical spirit that had infected the computer system at SunnyDale High. But next season look for a real live boy to enter the picture. "I've been bugging [the writers] to go out with Angel," says Hannigan, who is currently single offcamera, too. "But I'm going to get a boyfriend next season -- at least that's what they told me. I don't know if I'm supposed to say that." Like the computer hacker she plays, Hannigan is no slouch when it comes to the Web in real life, either. "I'm kind of addicted to it," says Hannigan, a frequent visitor to the show's official site. "Sometimes I want to post, but I never know what to say," she adds, sounding more than a little like her tongue-tied character. The 23-year-old Hannigan pretty much gushes about the tight-knit Buffy cast, but at the mere mention of English actor Anthony Stewart Head, who plays the stodgy librarian Giles, she sounds downright sentimental. "Oh, I miss Tony," she coos, noting that he's currently in England. "He's so sweet." And is he very much like his extra-dry Giles? "He's a method actor. He keeps mothballs in his pocket. I was getting these awful, splitting headaches for a while, and I was like, 'What's that smell?' And Tony said, 'Well, they're mothballs. I keep them in my pocket.' " The actor was walking around with about six or eight mothballs, says Hannigan. "I think he's down to one or two now."

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