History Creator / SarahMichelleGellar

17th Mar '18 3:32:16 PM cwf123
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* [[StarMakingRole Buffy Summers]] in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (144 episodes, 1997-2003) and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

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* [[StarMakingRole Buffy Summers]] Summers in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (144 episodes, 1997-2003) and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
11th Mar '18 6:19:02 PM cwf123
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* StarDerailingRole: Her role in the critically panned ''Film/SouthlandTales'' is often decried as the bridge between Sarah Michelle Gellar being a teen idol who starred in summer blockbusters to working on much smaller, independent projects that usually only get a limited release. Starring alongside the late and great Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' offered a small resurgence in her career and won her a People's Choice Award, but the show itself only got lukewarm ratings and was cancelled after one season.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Although ''Veronika Decides To Die'' (Gellar's final live-action movie to date) was filmed in 2008 and got released in several countries over 2009-2010, its (limited/VOD) US release is set for 2015.

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* StarDerailingRole: Her role in the critically panned ''Film/SouthlandTales'' is often decried as the bridge between Sarah Michelle Gellar being a teen idol who starred in summer blockbusters to working on much smaller, independent projects that usually only get a limited release. Starring alongside the late and great Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' offered a small resurgence in her career and won her a People's Choice Award, but the show itself only got lukewarm ratings and was cancelled after one season.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Although ''Veronika Decides To Die'' (Gellar's final live-action movie to date) was filmed in 2008 and got released in several countries over 2009-2010, its (limited/VOD) US release is set for 2015.
11th Mar '18 6:18:53 PM cwf123
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* DyeingForYourArt: She's naturally brunette but was required to dye her hair blonde for ''Buffy'', as the three lead actresses all had the similar auburn hair colour. Alyson Hannigan had to go redhead and Charisma Carpenter had to go darker. She's gone brunette for a couple of films as well. But averted with ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' - as she just wore a red wig to play Daphne.



* RealitySubtext:
** The tearful conversation between Buffy and Angel in the ''{{Series/Angel}}'' episode "I Will Remember You" had Sarah genuinely LostInCharacter, because she was that invested in the romance. David Boreanaz can be heard slipping up and calling her Sarah instead of Buffy.
** Karen's discomfort during the infamous shower scene in ''The Grudge''? Sarah discovered she was allergic to the Japanese water and it made her skin itch. She had to film the scene while covered in garbage bags and a tube top.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Partial example: she met Freddie Prinze Jr., her future husband, during the filming of ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', but they didn't start dating until a few years later, around the time they did the ''Scooby Doo'' movies.
11th Mar '18 6:18:36 PM cwf123
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* DawsonCasting:
** She was nineteen playing the sixteen-year-old Buffy Summers.
** Justified in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', where she was twenty. At first Helen is seventeen-nineteen (as she has just graduated) but the film skips ahead a year, matching her age with Sarah's.



* OldShame: She was once asked which of her films she wouldn't let her children watch - ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' or ''Film/CruelIntentions''. She picked ''Film/ScoobyDoo''.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** She usually plays [[ActionGirl badass action girls]], clearly intended to fufill a FeministFantasy. In the ''WebVideo/PrincessRapBattles'' series, she plays Cinderella, who's depicted as a gold-digging housewife only capable of cooking and cleaning.
** Around the time she was filming ''Buffy'' Season 2 she also played the dainty DamselInDistress Helen in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''.
** At the time of her ''Buffy'' popularity, she was mostly playing wholesome characters in various other projects. But ''Film/CruelIntentions'' saw her playing a manipulative AlphaBitch - a role she also played on ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
11th Mar '18 6:17:53 PM cwf123
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* IAmNotSpock: In the past she has openly expressed distaste at how some people would call her "Buffy", but now says that she embraces it. Loads of her roles evoke Buffy Summers in some way.



* OneOfUs: She's a hardcore Buffy/Angel shipper, collects first edition ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books and is a fan of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}''. She also jokes that ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' is her favourite comedy.
11th Mar '18 6:17:32 PM cwf123
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* ActingForTwo: In ''Ringer''. Also a complicated example in ''Buffy'' Season 7. The First Evil is able to imitate anyone who has died so, as Buffy has died twice on the show, the First imitates her several times (with Sarah doubling up and playing both).
* ActorAllusion:
** Many of the characters she plays [[DoesntLikeGuns don't like guns]]. Knowing that her husband's (Freddie Prinze Jr) father committed suicide with one has this make all the sense in the world.
** For her scene in ''{{Film/Scream 2}}'' she is on the phone with a friend, who is voiced by Selma Blair - her co-star in ''Film/CruelIntentions''. They're also referencing Sarah Reeves from ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - who is played by her ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt.



* AwesomeDearBoy:
** She signed on to ''Film/Scream2'' without having read the script.
** Ditto for ''Film/SouthlandTales''.
* TheCameo: She appears in the cafeteria scene of ''Film/ShesAllThat''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As the Gwendy Dolls, along with Creator/ChristinaRicci in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''.
* {{Corpsing}}: "Harmony has ''minions''?" - was essentially Joss Whedon saying whatever he could to get her to laugh as much as possible.
* CreatorBacklash: She disliked the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' due to the dark tone of the storylines. She especially disliked the infamous Spike/Buffy sex scene in "Dead Things". She hated the excessive planning and rehearsals for the MusicalEpisode but was happy with the finished result, and says she's glad she did it.
11th Mar '18 6:16:20 PM cwf123
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Was offered the lead in ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', but she was busy with ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
** She also turned down the chance to star alongside Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' - Creator/ClaireDanes took her place. Years later, the exact same thing happened when Gellar turned down ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', citing wanting to spend more time with her husband. Once again, Danes filled in for her.
** She was considered for the lead role in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
** Rumour has it that she also declined the part of Abigail Williams in ''Film/TheCrucible'', a role that would later go to Creator/WinonaRyder.
** She turned down Mena Suvari's role in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter's role in ''Film/FightClub'' and Creator/CameronDiaz's role in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' due to her commitment to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** She turned down a role in ''Film/TheFaculty''.
** She was considered for Rogue in ''Film/XMen1''.
** She was considered for Rachel Dawes in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and/or ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** She was considered for Mia Toretto in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
** She was considered to star in ''Film/ResidentEvil'', as was Creator/DavidBoreanaz.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Was offered the lead in ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', but she was busy with ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
** She also turned down the chance to star alongside Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' - Creator/ClaireDanes took her place. Years later, the exact same thing happened when Gellar turned down ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', citing wanting to spend more time with her husband. Once again, Danes filled in for her.
** She was considered for the lead role in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
** Rumour has it that she also declined the part of Abigail Williams in ''Film/TheCrucible'', a role that would later go to Creator/WinonaRyder.
** She turned down Mena Suvari's role in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter's role in ''Film/FightClub'' and Creator/CameronDiaz's role in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' due to her commitment to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** She turned down a role in ''Film/TheFaculty''.
** She was considered for Rogue in ''Film/XMen1''.
** She was considered for Rachel Dawes in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and/or ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** She was considered for Mia Toretto in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
** She was considered to star in ''Film/ResidentEvil'', as was Creator/DavidBoreanaz.
24th Feb '18 8:26:36 PM nombretomado
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11th Feb '18 5:51:12 PM costanton11
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* ActingForTwo: In ''Ringer''. Also a complicated example in ''Buffy'' Season 7. The First Evil is able to imitate anyone who has died so, as Buffy has died twice on the show, the First imitates her several times (with Sarah doubling up and playing both).
* ActorAllusion:
** Many of the characters she plays [[DoesntLikeGuns don't like guns]]. Knowing that her husband's (Freddie Prinze Jr) father committed suicide with one has this make all the sense in the world.
** For her scene in ''{{Film/Scream 2}}'' she is on the phone with a friend, who is voiced by Selma Blair - her co-star in ''Film/CruelIntentions''. They're also referencing Sarah Reeves from ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - who is played by her ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt.



* AwesomeDearBoy:
** She signed on to ''Film/Scream2'' without having read the script.
** Ditto for ''Film/SouthlandTales''.
* TheCameo: She appears in the cafeteria scene of ''Film/ShesAllThat''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As the Gwendy Dolls, along with Creator/ChristinaRicci in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''.
* {{Corpsing}}: "Harmony has ''minions''?" - was essentially Joss Whedon saying whatever he could to get her to laugh as much as possible.
* CreatorBacklash: She disliked the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' due to the dark tone of the storylines. She especially disliked the infamous Spike/Buffy sex scene in "Dead Things". She hated the excessive planning and rehearsals for the MusicalEpisode but was happy with the finished result, and says she's glad she did it.
* DawsonCasting:
** She was nineteen playing the sixteen-year-old Buffy Summers.
** Justified in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', where she was twenty. At first Helen is seventeen-nineteen (as she has just graduated) but the film skips ahead a year, matching her age with Sarah's.



* DyeingForYourArt: She's naturally brunette but was required to dye her hair blonde for ''Buffy'', as the three lead actresses all had the similar auburn hair colour. Alyson Hannigan had to go redhead and Charisma Carpenter had to go darker. She's gone brunette for a couple of films as well. But averted with ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' - as she just wore a red wig to play Daphne.



* IAmNotSpock: In the past she has openly expressed distaste at how some people would call her "Buffy", but now says that she embraces it. Loads of her roles evoke Buffy Summers in some way.




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* OldShame: She was once asked which of her films she wouldn't let her children watch - ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' or ''Film/CruelIntentions''. She picked ''Film/ScoobyDoo''.
* OneOfUs: She's a hardcore Buffy/Angel shipper, collects first edition ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books and is a fan of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}''. She also jokes that ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' is her favourite comedy.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** She usually plays [[ActionGirl badass action girls]], clearly intended to fufill a FeministFantasy. In the ''WebVideo/PrincessRapBattles'' series, she plays Cinderella, who's depicted as a gold-digging housewife only capable of cooking and cleaning.
** Around the time she was filming ''Buffy'' Season 2 she also played the dainty DamselInDistress Helen in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''.
** At the time of her ''Buffy'' popularity, she was mostly playing wholesome characters in various other projects. But ''Film/CruelIntentions'' saw her playing a manipulative AlphaBitch - a role she also played on ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** In one episode of ''Buffy'' her character is transformed into a rat by a witch's curse. This was due to Sarah being exhausted by the long hours on set, leading to the writers turning Buffy into a rat so she could get some well-earned rest.
** In the episode "Gone", Buffy gets an ImportantHaircut because Sarah had asked to cut her hair shorter in real life.
* RealitySubtext:
** The tearful conversation between Buffy and Angel in the ''{{Series/Angel}}'' episode "I Will Remember You" had Sarah genuinely LostInCharacter, because she was that invested in the romance. David Boreanaz can be heard slipping up and calling her Sarah instead of Buffy.
** Karen's discomfort during the infamous shower scene in ''The Grudge''? Sarah discovered she was allergic to the Japanese water and it made her skin itch. She had to film the scene while covered in garbage bags and a tube top.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Partial example: she met Freddie Prinze Jr., her future husband, during the filming of ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', but they didn't start dating until a few years later, around the time they did the ''Scooby Doo'' movies.
* StarDerailingRole: Her role in the critically panned ''Film/SouthlandTales'' is often decried as the bridge between Sarah Michelle Gellar being a teen idol who starred in summer blockbusters to working on much smaller, independent projects that usually only get a limited release. Starring alongside the late and great Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' offered a small resurgence in her career and won her a People's Choice Award, but the show itself only got lukewarm ratings and was cancelled after one season.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Although ''Veronika Decides To Die'' (Gellar's final live-action movie to date) was filmed in 2008 and got released in several countries over 2009-2010, its (limited/VOD) US release is set for 2015.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Was offered the lead in ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', but she was busy with ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
** She also turned down the chance to star alongside Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' - Creator/ClaireDanes took her place. Years later, the exact same thing happened when Gellar turned down ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', citing wanting to spend more time with her husband. Once again, Danes filled in for her.
** She was considered for the lead role in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
** Rumour has it that she also declined the part of Abigail Williams in ''Film/TheCrucible'', a role that would later go to Creator/WinonaRyder.
** She turned down Mena Suvari's role in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter's role in ''Film/FightClub'' and Creator/CameronDiaz's role in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' due to her commitment to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** She turned down a role in ''Film/TheFaculty''.
** She was considered for Rogue in ''Film/XMen1''.
** She was considered for Rachel Dawes in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and/or ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** She was considered for Mia Toretto in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
** She was considered to star in ''Film/ResidentEvil'', as was Creator/DavidBoreanaz.
4th Jan '18 12:23:03 PM Exxolon
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->''"Buffy's very similar to me to me when I was growing up. A child in an adult world, sort of trapped between the two. Does Buffy go to the prom or does she save the world from demons?"''
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