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Sarah Michelle Gellar - "The Return" Movie (2006) - Casting & Filming Infos

Friday 14 January 2005, 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.

Location : Austin, Texas


CAST, Sarah Michelle Gellar; PROD, Aaron Ryder, Jeff Silver; DIR, Asif Kapadia; SCR, Adam Sussman.

Shoot Dates: Late February/Early March 2005 (in Austin, TX).

Breakdown— Terry Stahl: Mid 40s, sleeved with tattoos, with a face that’s both threatening and melancholy, Terry is a bartender in La Salle, Wisconsin, who speaks softly with a slight Texas drawl. An ex-con, Terry spent the last 20 years of his life in prison for the murder of his fiancee, Annie, a crime he did not commit. Regarded with suspicion and hostility when he returns home to live, he is uncomfortably startled when Joanna comes into his bar - for Joanna was born at the moment of Annie’s death, and has absorbed some of Annie’s memories and persona. A man with a volatile temper, who tries to protect Joanna from a stalker, Terry is a taciturn man who hates to talk about his past, and balks at giving Joanna access to his memories. But when Joanna tracks down the man who really killed Annie, Terry is quick to take action, and with Joanna’s assistance, he avenges Annie’s death - ad falls in love with the part of Annie’s spirit that is still trapped in Joanna’s soul. Lead; Xavier Mills: Joanna’s father, Xavier has a Rockwellian face, cruelly aged. Estranged from his only daughter for years, Xavier has been a lightning rod salesman all his life, and he looks more comfortable selling the old style rods. He lives in Peoria and hasn’t seen Joanna since she was 15, and is stunned when she shows up at his door. Uncomfortable when Joanna makes it plain that she wants to explore the mysteries of her past, Xavier avoids talking about his two previous trips to La Salle, Wisconsin - the first when Joanna was born (and her mother died), and the second when Joanna went berserk and began cutting herself. A protective father, Xavier wants a closer relationship with his daughter, and doesn’t realize that his second trip to La Salle brought Joanna into contact with the spirit of the long-dead Annie. Lead; Kurt Setzer: 30. He is a good looking blue collar guy, with a dangerous edge to him. An ex-con who had a brief affair with Joanna two years ago, Kurt can’t get the memory of her out of his system. He’s become her obsessive stalker, and has been kept at bay with a restraining order - but when it expires, Kurt drops his job as a longshoreman, and begins pursuing her again. A guy who really can’t take no for an answer, Kurt frightens Joanna when he begins following her again, and when he explodes in frustrated sexual rage, Terry intervenes to give Kurt the beating he needs to snap out of it. Lead; Michelle Daniels: 25. She is Joanna’s best friend, and there’s a big-sisterly air beneath her flawless cover-girl facial. A cheerful showgirl at the convention center, with beauty-shop curls, Michelle is deeply concerned about the odd cracks that have appeared in Joanna’s personality, and has no idea that two souls inhabit one body. When one of Joanna’s eyes changes color, Michelle virtually orders Joanna to go to the doctor, and afterwards keeps close tabs on her girlfriend’s state of mind. Lead; Arlo / Mechanic: Early 20s. Wearing mechanic’s overalls with the name "ARLO" stitched on the breast, with a beard and long hair in a ponytail, he is another stalker who comes out of nowhere and begins tormenting Joanna. A man wearing heavy black boots, he is in fact the man who killed Annie 25 years ago, and he is a nightmare vision from Annie’s memories, returned to haunt and terrorize Joanna. Lead; Bella: 40s, with a weathered face and soulful eyes, Bella runs a tiny collectibles shop across from Terry’s bar, and spends her time carving like a lonely Geppetto. Accompanied by her Icelandic sheepdog puppy, Bella befriends Joanna when she comes to La Salle, and appears to have some psychic knowledge of Joanna’s dual identity. An old friend of the late Annie Hansdottir, Bella is the first person in town to tell Joanna a few things about the woman whose soul has taken root in Joanna’s body; Mr. Dold: Late 40s, wearing eyeglasses and starting to develop a paunch, he is an amiable guy who lives in a cozy farmhouse - but 25 years ago, he was the homicidal Mechanic who killed Annie. A seeminglyfriendly guy who keeps Joanna company when her car breaks down nearby, he snaps into his old personality when Joanna puts two and two together. Intent on keeping his secret, Dold suddenly opts to eliminate Joanna, and soon has to fight for his life against both Joanna and Terry - with a little extra push from the long-dead Annie; Jonathan Marlin: 50s, a prominent manufacturer of augers and disc plows, Marlin is an imposing presence with severe eyes and an exquisite suit, impatient, irritable, unwilling to negotiate. Annoyed when Joanna presses him for a business meeting, Marlin tries to brush her off, but is impressed with her inside knowledge of his needs. However, when Joanna shows up for their meeting acting dazed and scattered, an irritated Marlin dismisses her brusquely; Griff: 60s, the owner of a gas station in La Salle, Griff is an amiable guy who responds truthfully when Joanna questions him about the mysterious Mechanic who keeps pursuing her; he has no idea who she’s talking about. But once both Griff and Joanna realize that the Mechanic worked for Griff 25 years ago, he’s able to help her out, although he can’t for the life of him remember the former employee’s name; Officer Simons: This police officer investigates when Joanna tells him a bizarre story about being attacked at the Agricultural Expo by the Mechanic. But after looking into the matter, there’s no trace of any kind of scuffle, and Simons suspects strongly that she gave a false statement to the police; Young Terry: Early 20s, Terry seen in flashback to 1980, he’s a happy young man in love with Annie, whose life is ruined forever when she is murdered and he is wrongly accused of the crime; Annie Hansdottir: Annie seen in flashback to 1980, she is a happy young weoman of Scandinavian extraction, deeply in love with Young Terry and preparing to get married, who is hunted down and killed by the vicious Mechanic; Duncan: A desk clerk at the Grasshopper Hotel, he apologizes to Joanna for a gross breach of hotel security, and promises it won’t happen again; Doctor: This doctor performs an MRI on Joanna’s brain, and gives her a thumbs-up report, suggesting that her sudden change of eye color is a "perfectly harmless occurrence." But he insists on knowing more about Joanna’s disturbing pattern of self-mutilation; Emmett: 40s, a shifty looking farm equipment supplier wearing an ornate cowboy tie, he knows and likes Joanna, and passes along to her a message about Jonathan Marlin; Local: A thickset, fierce looking man who knows all about Terry’s past, he spots Terry beating Kurt Setzer, and wrongly assumes that Terry is wholly to blame; Clerk: A clerk at the County Clerk’s office, she searches her computer for information about a mysterious (and quite haunting) parcel of land; Billy: Griff’s teenage grandson, he works with Griff and lets him know he’s got a customer. (Posted: December 1, 2004)

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