‘Buffy’ reunion: Michelle Trachtenberg talks fan backlash to Dawn

No. Now, I think it’s 60-40 being supportive of Dawn. It’s fine. There’s a reason why teenagers have a stigma and that is what Joss wrote.”

Show Full Article “I still get comments like, ‘Oh my God! “Most of the haters don’t have the guts to say things in person,” says the actress. But fans were pretty mixed about her arrival and have let Trachtenberg know over the years. She adds, “I rarely get the ‘Oh she ruined the show.’ I do get a lot of ‘Oh she was so whiny!’ Hi, were you a teenager? I think Dawn is so annoying!’ I get it. Oh, you were docile, sitting in the corner, doe-eyed and happy to be there? To read more on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer   reunion, pick up the new issue of   Entertainment Weekly on stands now or available   right here. Maybe even 70-30.”
Catch our exclusive   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) special,   EW Reunites: Buffy the Vampire Slayer,   here   or download the free app on your favorite device. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. It used to be a 60-40 ‘I hate Dawn.’ Then, it became 50-50. Dawn, played by Michelle Trachtenberg, showed up on the series as if she had been there all along. In season 5, a big change happened on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the titular character got a sibling.