Sarah Michelle Gellar says being a young woman in the entertainment industry “wasn’t easy,” but “victim guilt and embarrassment” keeps her from publicly opening up about those stories.
vampire slayer The 45-year-old alum has resumed acting after a break of several years the crazy ones The death of co-star Robin Williams will be a present for his family with Freddie Prinze Jr. He has the role of a headmaster in the high school dark comedy take revenge, Out now on Netflix, and in production acting and executive producing teen wolf By-product flock of wolves For Paramount+. she tells new York Times She feels she is now in her “adult career” – and this is the world she started from.
Where she started – and what she experienced along the way – has been a journey. Asked by the outlet whether she had generally good experiences as a teen and young woman in the industry, Geller — who won a Daytime Emmy at age 18 all my Children – replied, “No. It was really hard. The female roles weren’t great when I came in. It was the girlfriend role, the wife role. That’s why Buffy was so great, because she really had something to do , and then we I know what you Did, where the women were finding things out. It was a whole new turn of events.”
That was just a part. The second was inappropriate behind-the-scenes behavior, which she talked about but clarified that she was not going into detail.
“There’s another side to being a young girl in business,” she continued. “Growing up in New York, I had a little bit of a street sense in it, which is helpful. But no, it wasn’t easy. And I’ve had my fair share of experiences I just haven’t chosen — I don’t tell my stories. Can’t win by telling for me emotionally. I watch people who tell their stories, and I’m so impressed. But in this world where people break down, and are subjected to blame and embarrassment, I just love myself I keep stories here.”
of course, while buffy — which ran from 1997 to 2003 — was as spectacular as her role, we now know that some women on set felt threatened by show creator and EP Joss Whedon. Whedon was accused of on-set misconduct in 2021 by alums Karisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg and Amber Benson. Geller stood with the victims at the time, saying he was “proud of them to speak up.”
Whedon breaks his silence about this buffy Set claims – and other misconduct allegations – earlier this year. Two days later, Gellar shared a social media post that said, “I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.” His Now he In the interview, she was asked if she wanted to elaborate and spoke about her efforts to create “a safe space” for young actors on set, given what she learned and experienced.
“Especially now, I go into my projects as an executive producer,” she said. ,flock of wolves, For example. I have these two young girls and two young boys [acting] On this. I’ve made it very clear from day one that if there are things the production wants to talk to them about, I want them to go through with me. Because I’ve been there. and I want to [the performers] To always find a safe place.”
Gellar also spoke about her marriage to Prinz with the couple recently marking their 20th wedding anniversary.
“I think we live in a very disposable world right now,” she said. “When I was a kid, if your TV broke, you took it to the repair shop and got your TV fixed. Now, if your TV breaks, you get a new one. I guess Sometimes that’s how we look at relationships. You have to be willing to put in the work. It’s something we’ve always been willing to do. You have your ups and downs, but you don’t go away.”
Gellar also talked about her role take revenge and how his character in the comedy film is modeled after his famous cruel intentions Character, Catherine Merteuil. While she was the young star in several aughts projects, she is the mentoring headmaster for teens played by stars including Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke.
“I don’t want to be 17 again for anything,” Geller said. “Thirty-two maybe, but not 17.”
This week, Geller brought her 12-year-old daughter Charlotte Prinz with her to a Hollywood screening of the film. The couple’s children – including 10-year-old son Rocky – are rarely seen, with Gellar usually hiding their faces when he posts pictures of them on social media.