She ran into the elevator with me and a few friends, just as the door was about to close, hair falling in front of her face. I peered at her, realized who she was, and literally squeed. It was the most left field moment ever for me, and I didn't expect to fangirl her so hard. Yeah, Tara (the character she played on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was cool and everything, but she wasn't necessarily one of my faves. I don't know why I freaked out like that, but I did. As that was my natural and knee jerk reaction, that must be how I felt deep down. Anyway, she's cool as hell--one of the best people you could ever meet--and even posed for a picture:
I was even happier a few years later, when I got to give her an exclusive interview at Boston Comic Con!