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Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar - Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Great Year
Friday 23 December 2005, by Webmaster
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. is on a roll with his new ABC sitcom, airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., which got its full season pickup a few weeks back. It was a double bonus for the second generation Hollywood star as he not only headlines the series, he is one of its executive producers.
Freddie had a lot of concerns when he signed with ABC, so he took a lot of care when developing the comedy. His first consideration was picking great co-workers; then he decided to tackle subject matter that hit close to home. Even though he was starring in a comedy, Freddie wanted it to be a truthful representation of a family. So, he spoke to GEORGE LOPEZ, whose show he admires, to get some advice.
"George said to believe in myself," Freddie relates.
Although Freddie is married in real life to SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and his TV character is single, there are a lot of similarities between the two Freddies when it comes to the women in their lives.
"I was raised by women," the ’Scooby Doo’ star explains. "And when I had my first experience with success in this business, I had a touch of tragedy in my family and everyone [his mother, grandmother and two god-sisters] was forced to move in with me for a significant amount of time. I only had a four-bedroom house and quickly lost my bedroom."
While he hasn’t lost his bedroom on "Freddie," he is surrounded by women: JACQUELINE OBRADORS plays his sister, JENNY GAGO is his grandmother, and CHLOE SUAZO is his niece. The other male character on the show is his best buddy Chris, played by BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN.
ET was on the set the day that DENISE QUIÑONES, a former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico, was guest starring.
"We don’t allow Brian to talk with her," Freddie laughs.
And speaking of guest stars, will Mrs. Prinze ever appear on her hubby’s series?
"I wouldn’t do that this year," he says. "I think that would be kind of expected, and I’d rather not do that. That’d be my first on-screen kiss, though."
For more on ET’s set visit to "Freddie," tune in to tonight’s ET!