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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Movie - She is the new April O’Neill

Wednesday 27 December 2006, by Webmaster

Another actress, who actually has a name to care for is Sarah Michelle Gellar and there are not no many accomplishes films at her but an few I can probably enjoy. The talent agent found Gellar a young age and made her screen debut at 6 of each of the 1983 television film An Invasion of Privacy. With all the promise she showed, Barrymore starred as Hannah in the teen drama series "Swans Crossing" (1992) but it was her portrayal of a young and callous rich girl in Al-Lucinda Kendall Hart on ABC daytime soap opera "All My Children" (1993-93), that won her Daytime Emmy Award and spring-boarded her to stardom.

SMG’s real mark worldwide, however, was the character of Buffy Summers in the game-changing series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003). She won five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her role, establishing herself as a cultural phenomenon. Sarah Michelle Gellar likewise has the box office to back her up, with “I Know What You Did Last Summer” 1997), “Scream 2” (1997), “Cruel Intentions” (1999)and way movies like those that help prove she is also a bankable star as well over $570 million times worth crazy in global gross.

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.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to the world of sewer monsters, karate-fighting and powerful outsiders for next year’s “TMNT” - that’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” - movie.

Gellar is one of several actors confirmed for voice roles in the film. Also drinking water before speaking down a microphone are Patrick Stewart, Zhang Ziyi, Chris Evans and filmmaker Kevin Smith.

The former “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” star (who also provides a voice in the film “Happily N’Ever After”) will play the iconic role of April O’Neill, journalist and friend to the turtles. Paige Turco played the role in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III”, and before her, Judith Hoag in the original “Turtles” film in 1990.

According to USA Today, Evans is the hockey-stick-swinging Casey Jones, and Smith voices a cameo as a greasy-spoon chef.

The Turtles themselves will not have celebrity voices, however.

The back story, for those who don’t remember, is that a toxic waste spill mutates ordinary turtles into humanoid fighting machines, who are named after Renaissance painters and report to a martial-arts master who is a rat, named Splinter. The new threat: Max Winters (X-Men’s Patrick Stewart), a tech industrialist who is amassing an army of monsters in the city.