We Demand a Recount
DS: Without a doubt. That is absolutely the goal. That's not the immediate goal, but hopefully in the next five years I can direct a film. Jay really inspired me to do this.
TWoP: Are we ever going to see you on screen again?
DS: Probably. I definitely have become more selective because the writing career is so time-consuming.
TWoP: So maybe not a regular series.
DS: Probably not a regular on a TV show. I don't think I'd have the time to do that now. But if cool stuff comes my way... I am definitely not quitting acting.
TWoP: Your loyal Buffy and Gilmore fans will be happy to hear that.
DS: Aw... tell them I say, 'Hello, and I love them all'!
TWoP: Do you run into any of them ever?
DS: [Laughs] Yeah, several times a week.
TWoP: Do you go to any of the conventions or anything like that?
DS: I haven't in a few years, but there was a three-year period with Buffy that I flew all over the world going to conventions. I've got to tell you, it was the best job I ever had.
TWoP: It's crazy to think about the worldwide impact of that little TV series.
DS: Yeah, I was literally in England and Scotland and Australia and Canada... That was a tremendous experience getting to do that. It is amazing. You show up and you are a Beatle for a weekend, and you get a free trip.
TWoP: Nothing wrong with that.
DS: No, not at all. It 's great. I just don't have as much time for it as I used to.
TWoP: You were on one of the most controversial episodes [of Buffy], and it actually got pulled for a bit because it involved gun shooting. Did you realize when you were making it that it was going to have such a big impact?
DS: No! We shot the episode, "Earshot," and then the week it was going to air, Columbine happened. It was just such an unbelievable tragedy at that time and the WB decided not to air the episode at that time because I think it was going to air two days later. I totally agreed with the decision. I think it would have been extremely insensitive to air at that moment. They pulled the season finale as well, for similar reasons, which was unnecessary, because the season finale had a giant snake. I thought that was maybe a little much.
TWoP: Because that might not happen in real life.
DS: Yeah. But pulling "Earshot" I thought was a really responsible decision, and I'm glad that they did air it several months later.