"It has to be said: the Andrew scene in "The Girl in Question" was a victim of me dropping the ball. I specifically said there should be a party of men AND women, all glamorous and Italian, waiting for Andrew. I wasn’t there when it was shot, and didn’t have the time/money/energy to change it after the fact, though it made me crazy.
Andrew’s sexuality is always on the cusp of self-awareness because Andrew is stunted emotionally and because it’s hilarious.
[Side-note: The “people change” thing is a hold-over from the fact that the scene was originally written for Dawn (but Michelle turned us down). The idea was, there’s little Dawn, then in the last scene there’s hot grown-up Dawn going out on the town, a heavy visual support of people changing (since Spike and Angel always see her as older brothers do). But Tommy made it his own, ‘cause he’s Tommy.]”
Out of all of the characters you have worked with over the years who’s story arc has pleased you the most?
Joss Whedon: “For a long term arc, you can’t beat Wesley Wyndham-Price. Talk about empowering a geek! I also have special love for Anne, formerly (among other things), Chantarelle. I didn’t realize till after the fact how much her story owed to “A Little Princess”.”
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN’ SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.”—Joss Whedon - February 14th 2004