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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "The Grudge" Movie to air on TNT & TBS tonight

Friday 9 February 2007, 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.

"Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in the 2004 horror film "The Grudge" (8 p.m., and 10 p.m., TNT).

She plays an American exchange student who encounters evil spirits in a Japanese haunted house.

Critical reviews were mixed about this remake of a Japanese horror favorite.

TV Guide’s Maitland McDonagh called it "one of the flat-out creepiest films ever released by a major American studio."

But the Philadelphia Inquirer deemed it more "laughable" than frightening.

It would be unfair to say whether Gellar’s character does any ghost whispering in either English or Japanese, but Gellar did co-star with "Ghost Whisperer" star Jennifer Love Hewitt in the 1997 teen horror movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

It’s hard for me to watch Sarah Michelle Gellar playing helpless in "The Grudge" (6 p.m., TBS) after all those years she spent kicking demon booty on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

This screaming-in-fear business is so not becoming to her.

In this 2004 horror flick, Gellar plays Karen, an exchange student studying social work in Japan.

She makes a big mistake by agreeing to cover for a nurse who didn’t show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted.

This jacked-up piece of real estate is possessed by a violent plague that destroys the lives of everyone who enters.

Maybe "Trading Spaces" or one of those nice HGTV programs could help them with that. A fresh coat of paint and some new kitchen appliances could give that curse a run for its money.

Of course, that pesky curse has had a few years to fester and has the ability to make its victims die in the grip of a powerful rage.

What a nice way to go, don’t ya think?

When the victims die, a new curse is born - passed like a virus to all those unfortunate enough to visit.

Seriously spooky.