Catching Up With BUFFY Star Sarah Michelle Gellar

Written by: Chelsie Overocker – March 12th 2020, 1:00pm pst

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress who rose to fame in the 90s, portraying Buffy Summers in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

23 years ago Buffy The Vampire Slayer first aired on The WB’s network. The series lasted for seven seasons but it’s still widely known as being one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

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The series centered around Buffy, who is known as the chosen one for slaying vampires, demons, and other monstrosities. Gellar received a lot of recognition for her performance, earning five Teen Choice Awards and a Global Globe Award nomination

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Gellar continued to book various roles in movies while she was filming the hit series. She starred in the American teen slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer (where she met her husband and father of her two children Freddie Prinze Jr.), Cruel Intentions, and Scooby-Doo.

I Know What You Did Last Summer, credit: Columbia Pictures


Cruel Intentions, credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

Today, Gellar still keeps up with her co-star and good friend Selma Blair from Cruel Intentions. Sarah wished Selma a Happy Birthday and posted a picture of the kiss they shared during one of the scenes in the movie.

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“I may not be able to spend your birthday with you, but that won’t stop me from sending kisses.”

In addition, Gellar supported Selma when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago. She posted on her Instagram a picture of Selma on the cover of People magazine.  Gellar has deep respect for Selma, as she explained in Parade magazine…

Credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

“I think with MS, there’s so much still unknown and so it’s so much harder.” Gellar states, “Then, you know, as a parent, to know there are days where I’m tired and I don’t have the strength to get up at 6 in the morning to play trucks and I think about what Selma does, and I think she’s a hero.”

That’s so sweet Sarah.  You both are each other’s support system and define what true friendship looks like.

Aside from being a great friend, she is also a supportive wife and puts her family first. She married Freddie Prinze Jr. in 2002 and they now have two children together. Sarah and Freddie are still going strong till this day. She posted a picture of her in pajamas that has Freddie’s face on them while she is recovering from the stomach flu.

Credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

“ #mcm (and yes this is how I watched the Globes, while recovering from the stomach flu)”

We don’t blame you Sarah! If we had pajamas with Freddie Prinze Jr. ‘s face all over them that would help us recover too.

Gellar takes pride being a mom and is very active in her children’s life. She always posts photos of what her kids are doing and we are here for it. One of our favorites is when it’s her kids first day of school.

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“And they are off..Fourth Grade and First Grade. There are no perfect parents, and no perfect kids, but there are perfect moments.”

You might not be a perfect parent Sarah but sure set the bar high.

When Gellar isn’t with her family she is out supporting other artists in the industry. Recently, she posted that she was at an event with Lizzo and claimed to be her biggest fan.

credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

“I took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent @lizzobeeating biggest fan. The other day I heard her say, “I’m not trying to sell you me, I’m trying to sell you you”, well Lizzo you sold me on both.”

It looks like we took a DNA test ourselves and turns out we are both of your biggest fans. We love when Queens support other Queens.

Some recent projects Gellar has been working on are; Other People’s Houses, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and Sometimes I Lie (about a woman who wakes up in a hospital unable to move, speak, or open her eyes).

Even though Gellar continues to be successful, she always stays loyal to her Buffy fans and never forgets how the show was a highlight in her career. She shared on social media how the show changed her life and thanked all of the fans who made the series special.

credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

“Clearly March is a huge month in my life.” Gellar states, “The show that changed my life debuted on a little known network, The WB. To everyone that took a chance on me and this show thank you. And to all of the fans that watched from the beginning and to those just discovering, thank you.”

credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram

We love you Sarah!  Your show debuted in the 90’s and ended over two decades ago, and fans today are still talking about the series.

But…serious question, how do we get one of those awesome Buffy shirts?

It’s safe to say Buffy Summers and Sarah Michelle Gellar will remain in our hearts forever.

About The Author:

Chelsie Overocker is a host for AfterBuzz TV. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing.

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