When asked what was most rewarding about playing Tara, Benson spoke extremely positively about her character's romantic involvement with Alyson Hannigan's Willow, particularly for the impact it had as a presence for same-sex couples on television.
Other tidbits: She would "LOVE" to come back for more work on Buffy ("I think that's really up to other people, though. Alyson Hannigan apparently smells like "honeysuckle and happiness." Amber Benson thinks it would be awesome for Tara to be a Vampire Slayer for a day. And, unrelated to Buffy, Amber Benson's favorite TV show of 2014 is Outlander. AE: On , the characters of Willow and Tara opened the door to lesbian visibility on TV.Did you have any reservations or fears in accepting the role of one of the most memorable and important lesbian characters in the history of television? I thought it was mucho cool, and I was lucky to have Alyson [Hannigan] as my partner in crime.AE: Did you talk to Joss about whether it was necessary to kill [Tara]?
There have been rumors that Joss wanted you back for a few guest appearances during Season 7, but you decided not to return to the show.
By the way, everyone should read Barbara Kingsolver’s book .
That book talks about a lot of things involving food that I personally agree with.
If you haven't seen the series, I suggest you go to Netflix right now and get started.
(Reading on will only fill your brain with spoilers.) To those who have seen the show, Amber Benson (aka Tara) did an Ask Me Anything session today, and as you might imagine, the actor (slash-writer-director-producer) got a lot of Buffy-related questions.
She has written, directed and produced two films, , launched in 2003, has expanded to include a role-playing game and several novels.