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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Southland Tales" Movie - The Rock is embarrassed !

Tim Brown

Saturday 22 October 2005, 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.

Update On The Rock’s New Movie, The Sarah Michelle Gellar Kiss, & More

The Rock appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" to promote his new movie, "Doom".

The Rock said he just wrapped two other movies. Dave talked about Rock’s wrestling and football background. Well, actually they talked more about football. They talked about USC’s 27th victory in a row. Dave asked Rock if he had fond memories about University of Miami. Rock mentioned Warren Sapp and told a story about a game where there was a bench clearing brawl against San Diego State. Rock said he looked over and saw their mascot on the sidelines taunting UM. Rock ran into the stands and after all the fines were levied the worst was the phone call from his mom. Dave showed the videotape of the incident. Funny stuff.

After the commercial Dave showed a picture from a kiss scene he did with Sarah Michelle Gellar from an upcoming movie "Southland Tales". Rock said that this photo was in the tabloids. His wife questioned him on it when she saw it but explained that it was from the movie. Rock looks to have lost some weight. Then they showed a clip from "Doom". It was another good interview from the Rock.. Again, Rock didn’t mention WWE by name.