When I think of Sarah Michelle Gellar, I think of Buffy Summers, of course. I mean, I know she was in some movies during my preteen years (Cruel Intentions and … oh, I Know What You Did Last Summer), and she was in The Grudge which I saw twice in theaters, for whatever reason. She also has a new show on TV now where she plays a pair of twins, but I have no idea what that’s all about. Really, all I know about is Buffy, and I think that’s enough.
Just think about how great it would be to actually be Buffy for a minute, all right? Think about being able to save the world so many times, to be the leader of the most lovable group of friends around, and about having dreamboats like Angel and Riley and Spike fall in love with you. It would be magical, wouldn’t it? At the very least, playing the character would be a very acceptable reason to forever live in your past (“I’m married to Freddie Prinze Jr? I have a daughter? But where’s Angel?”) But no, Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn’t care about any of that, or at least, she didn’t. What a waste.
From Us Weekly:
“Back then, if you’d called me Buffy I would probably have been really annoyed,” Gellar tells the spring 2012 issue of BULLETT, nine years after the series wrapped. “Now, of course, I get it and I’m appreciative of it. But that’s something that comes with maturity, which most people don’t have when they’re 24 years old.”
Still, Gellar admits she was always respectful of the beloved series, which ran from 1997-2003. “I’ve definitely smoked cigarettes, and I’ve partied plenty. I just got it out of my system early. I was lucky enough to have had my experiences when I was younger — and out of the public eye.”
“When I was younger, I was very careful not to. . .I just didn’t want to be seen with a drink in my hand. People looked up to [Buffy the Vampire Slayer], and she was a character that girls respected.”
I think if I was Sarah Michelle Gellar and people called me Buffy, it would be a very serious situation. I would likely lose touch with reality and several sketchy looking dudes would be surprised to get a twig jabbed in their chest. Like, I’d probably get hospitalized, but it would be so worth it. Buffy, you guys. It’s probably the greatest gift television has ever given us. Well, Buffy or Roseanne.