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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Emma" Movie - A new film rumor

Friday 30 November 2007, by Webmaster

Sarah Michelle Gellar, a name synonymous with versatility and enduring appeal, began her illustrious career in the entertainment industry as a child. Discovered by a talent agent at a young age, Gellar’s screen debut came at the tender age of six with the television film "An Invasion of Privacy" in 1983. Her early promise led to a leading role in the teen drama series "Swans Crossing" in 1992, but it was her portrayal of Kendall Hart on the ABC soap opera "All My Children" (1993-1995) that earned her a Daytime Emmy Award and catapulted her into the limelight.

SMG’s true claim to international fame, however, was her iconic role as Buffy Summers in the groundbreaking series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003). Her performance not only garnered her five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe nomination, but it also cemented her status as a cultural icon. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s filmography is equally impressive, with box office hits like "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997), "Scream 2" (1997), "Cruel Intentions" (1999), "Scooby-Doo" (2002), and "The Grudge" (2004) collectively grossing over $570 million globally.

Beyond her cinematic successes, Gellar has made her mark on television, headlining shows such as "Ringer" (2011-2012), "The Crazy Ones" (2013-2014), and "Wolf Pack" (2023). She has also lent her voice to popular series including "Robot Chicken" (2005-2018), "Star Wars Rebels" (2015-2016), and "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" (2021).

In 2015, Gellar ventured into the entrepreneurial world by co-founding Foodstirs, an e-commerce baking company, and published her own cookbook, "Stirring Up Fun with Food," in 2017. Gellar is also known for her close-knit family life, married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr. since 2002, with whom she shares two children.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s commitment to her craft is matched by her dedication to personal growth and unique experiences. An accomplished martial artist, she studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, alongside kickboxing, boxing, street fighting, and gymnastics. Her dedication to authenticity in her roles is evident, such as her commitment to doing her own stunts in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," though she admitted her limits during filming "Scream 2."

Her career is also marked by interesting anecdotes, such as her role in a 1982 Burger King commercial, which led to a lawsuit from McDonald’s and a temporary ban from their establishments. Notably, she dyed her naturally brunette hair blonde for her role in "Buffy," and legally changed her last name to Prinze as a surprise for her husband on their fifth anniversary.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s legacy extends beyond her on-screen roles, encompassing her work in philanthropy and her reputation for safety and professionalism on set. She remains a beloved figure in Hollywood, admired for her talent, dedication, and the breadth of her contributions to film and television.

STUNNING Sarah Michelle Gellar could star in a movie being shot in Lulworth Cove next summer.

The actress - best known for Buffy The Vampire Slayer - is being lined up for the lead role in new feature film Emma of Lulworth Cove.

Producers also hope to persuade actress Anna Friel to take a part in the movie.

Filmmakers Newcomen Productions are now appealing for local businesses to help them find the remaining 1 million needed to fund the picture.

The supernatural thriller will tell the tale of Emma, a beautiful apparition from an 18th century shipwreck who wanders present-day Lulworth Cove.

She falls passionately in love with a man called Robbie, only for him to later leave and find a new love.

Emma sets out to destroy Robbie’s marriage to Zara - and keep him for herself.

Executive producer Ray Stokes, who wrote the novel the film is based on, said director John McCormack is in discussions with Miss Gellar.

He said: "We needed somebody reasonably high—profile in order to secure distribution. It’s down to the people who are funding us. It’s an American company so they wanted somebody who is internationally successful and American.

"We’re fairly confident we can secure her. Even if we don’t we will definitely have someone of her calibre."

Miss Gellar, 30, is married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr and starred in hit horror movies Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Mr Stokes, who was born in Bournemouth, said most of the 8 million funding has already been secured.

"We’re nearly there but we still need 1 million," he said.

Any companies helping us out will get a credit in the film and maybe some discreet advertising.

"The movie is assured to be a success here in the UK and will help local tourism."

Mr Stokes said that if local support is not forthcoming the filming could be switched to North America. "We want to keep the film as British as possible so it would be great to get some local funding," he added.

"We also want to make the cast up of local people."