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Posted Wednesday 1/23/19 at 6:03PM EST
Sarah Michlle Gellar stars in Olay's first-ever Super Bowl ad
Source: ET Canada
Olay's #KillerSkin campaign gives a nod to Gellar's roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 9:32PM EST
Sarah Michelle Gellar returning to TV in Ellen DeGeneres-produced limited series Sometimes I Lie
Five years after CBS canceled The Crazy Ones, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star is returning to TV to star in a limited-series thriller based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney's international bestselling debut novel Sometimes I Lie from Ellen's production company. As Deadlines points out, this will be a rare TV series starring Gellar. Since Buffy ended in 2003, she has only starred in two series: The CW's Ringer from 2011-12 and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams from 2013-14. According to Deadline, Gellar will play Amber Reynolds, "a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak, or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. The timeline alternates between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago." Sometimes I Lie, from Warner Bros. TV, doesn't yet have a network home.
Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 10:33AM EST
Sarah Michelle Gellar wears a Buffy the Vampire Slayer T-shirt to "embarrass" her kids
Source: The Today Show
"if you really want to embarrass your children, wear this for pick-up," the actress wrote on Instagram while wearing a Buffy shirt with her face on it.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Susan Lucci have an All My Children reunion on Live with Kelly and Ryan
Gellar, Lucci and Kelly Ripa reprised their roles from the ABC soap for a Halloween sketch this morning.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar joins David Boreanaz in backing the Buffy reboot
“At the end of the day, it’s all about great storytelling,” Gellar told People in a story published last night, hours after her former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Boreanaz shut down booing of the Monica Owusu-Breen revival of Buffy. “If a story lives on," says Gellar, "then I think it should be told in any incarnation it can be told in.”
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 11:01PM EDT
How the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot can succeed: Keep the title, but don't make it about "Buffy"
Source: The Ringer
The biggest obstacle facing the Buffy reboot, featuring a black female lead, is Sarah Michelle Gellar's close connection with the iconic role. "Given how intrinsically linked Gellar is to the character—with a multilayered performance tackling adolescence, depression, and sexual desire—it’d be a small miracle for any actress to capably fill her shoes," says Miles Surrey. "Luckily, the producers can just avoid that problem. The Slayer mythology runs very deep, as Buffy Summers is just one person who assumed the mantle of Slayer—a woman chosen by fate to repel and eliminate vampires, demons, and the like from wiping out humanity—that spans millennia. A Buffy reboot could simply use the Buffy name to lure viewers, but tackle an entirely different Slayer. The original series even briefly featured a different Slayer, Kendra Young, who was black....This non-Buffy, new-Slayer direction would also fall in line with the reboot’s mandate to make the next Buffy more inclusive while also creating a new story for a character of color, rather than retelling an existing story with a new lead actress."
- The problem with a black Buffy is that "all the flaws will be its own and anything good will be attributed to (Joss) Whedon’s influence"
- Buffy's story was neatly wrapped up on screen, so why give the name to another vampire slayer?
- There's value in a new Buffy, but the natural recoiling of fans after a reboot announcement is getting tiresome
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Buffy fans are divided over reboot announcement
Source: TV Guide
Some Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans were thrilled by the news that Joss Whedon is teaming with Monica Owusu-Breen to create a black female reboot of the iconic teen series. Others said that it's not possible to successfully succeed Sarah Michelle Gellar. As Angelica Jade says, Buffy holds up because of Gellar. "I’m not interested in seeing a black slayer take on the role of Buffy or even seeing gender and race bent reboots. It’s boring and insulting. We deserve our own mythology," says Jade, who is black, adding: "I would totally be down with a show about a Slayer in the past or a new show in the same universe after the events of the series. This is lazy and reductive."
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar shares a throwback photo of her and a big-haired Kelly Ripa from their All My Children days
"They say big hair, big dreams....maybe they were right," Gellar captioned the photo from the mid-1990s.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Ryan Murphy jokingly announces American Crime Story: Who Bit Beyonce?
"It's happening," Murphy posted on Instagram in response to Tiffany Haddish's revelation that an unnamed actress bit Beyonce at a party. "Who should play Beyonce?" ALSO: Sarah Michelle Gellar says Buffy is the mysterious biter.
# TOPICS: Ryan Murphy, FX, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Beyonce, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tiffany Haddish
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Buffy lost her virginity on Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 years ago today
The Marti Noxon-penned "Surprise" episode from Jan. 19, 1998 and its companion "Innocence" redefined what a TV show is allowed to do.
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s female stars have stayed silent over accusations from Joss Whedon’s ex
Sarah Michelle Geller “doesn’t comment on other people’s personal lives,” her spokesperson told The Wrap. Eliza Dushku also declined to comment, while Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson and Michelle Trachtenberg didn’t respond to inquiries from The Wrap. Also not responding was Marti Noxon, one of Whedon’s top writer-producers.
# TOPICS: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson, Charisma Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Emma Caulfield, Joss Whedon, Marti Noxon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Women and TV