Emmy-nominated scribe Danny Strong still savors Joss Whedon role: 'Being Jonathan from Buffy is the coolest thing I got going!'


Danny Strong has received two Emmy writing nominations (for HBO's "Game Change" about Sarah Palin's controversial vice presidential bid, and 2008's "Recount"), but most people recognize him for his role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." And he has no problem with it. "People sometimes ask me if it bothers me that I'm primarily known as being Jonathan from 'Buffy' even though I've written these political HBO movies, " Strong told Zap2it. My response is always, 'Are you kidding me?! Being Jonathan from Buffy is the coolest thing I got going!'" Strong opened up about his experience on Buffy, acting versus writing and why he's so interested in political themes from the set of civil-rights drama "The Butler." The all-star cast of his first feature-film screenplay includes Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz. For...



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