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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "The Grudge 2" Movie - She still doesn’t like interviews

Thursday 28 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.

A disturbingly normal Sarah Michelle Gellar is back on the A-list with a hot new horror film, Sal Morgan writes.

Shy ... Buffy made Sarah Michelle Gellar into an international star, but she still doesn’t like interviews.

"This really scares me," says Sarah Michelle Gellar. "The thought of talking about myself for days on end. It’s frightful!"

Gellar is laughing but insists she’s not kidding.

"Seriously, there has to be something more interesting to talk about than me."

At 29, Gellar has been a star for almost half her life. She’s been in dozens of movies, on hundreds of magazine covers and modelled for Maybelline. She’s been voted "sexy" and "beautiful" more times than you can imagine - but says none of this has helped her shyness, it’s just "made it worse".

"The more [interviews] I do, the worse I get," she says. "I think it would be better if you didn’t know what to expect."

Dressed in a black satin top, fitted jeans and over-the-knee brown boots, the down-to-earth petite actress says she was surprised when the director invited her back to star in the sequel to the 2004 horror flick The Grudge.

"When they called me and said they wanted me to be in the second one I said ’Didn’t I die?’. Evidently not. Apparently, I escaped. I thought I was a goner. That’s movie magic!"

Gellar’s The Grudge 2 role is much smaller than in the first film, but the sequel was not going to be made without her on board. Additionally, Gellar said she’d only do it if "it had a purpose".

"I didn’t want to come back just to come back," she explains. "The story had to make sense and stick to the original. That’s important with any kind of remake. You’ve got to be careful and you’ve got to get it right."

It seems they did. The Grudge 2 opened at No.1 last weekend in the US, taking in $US22 million ($29 million).

Gellar is an unlikely fan of Asian martial-arts movies and still jokes that she started stalking the American producers of The Grudge as soon as she heard that there was going to be a remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On.

"I’ve always been fascinated by Asian culture, and I love that women can play the lead in a horror film. It used to be only on TV that women could lead, that a show could be based on a woman. In television, women rule. They can do whatever they want. In films they still have a long way to go. Why is it that women can’t open a comedy the same way a man can? Why can’t women open action movies the same way Bruce Willis can?

"There are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out, be heroic, be the centrepiece."

Clearly, horror fans loved Gellar as the "centrepiece" of The Grudge: it made almost $US190 million at the global box office.