There was no social media, you guys! She was on televisions and she was on the big screen. Unfortunately for the entire world, seems to be a time of much less Sarah Michelle Gellar in our lives.
Since the '90s, Gellar has devoted her life to other ventures, so as to have more time with her family. She also co-authored a cookbook. We understand the whole 'needing time for you family' thing, but that doesn't mean we don't totally miss Sarah Michelle Gellar being in the limelight.
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She looks like a real life superhero vampire slayer, which is how many of her fans see her. It's where most of Hollywood starts. Either there or an episode of Law and Order: Sarah Michelle Gellar also starred on the mostly unheard of Swans Crossing, which was a show about wealthy teenagers who would cause scandal in their small town.
So, pretty much The O. Gellar, thankfully, found her way on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in and, because of that, our televisions would never be the same. While Sarah Michelle Gellar ultimately won the role of Buffy, many others had been considered for the role, including Katie Holmes and Selma Blair, the latter of whom Gellar would go on to star in Cruel Intentions with.
Oddly enough, Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase, originally auditioned for the role of Buffy. Meanwhile, Sarah Michelle Gellar had originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia. We can all be glad that Gellar nabbed the role of Buffy, as her wit and humor brought a lot of much needed lightness to a show about demons and the end of the world.
For those of you unfamiliar with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which case I urge you to start binge-watching it right now, Buffy is the one chosen to slay all the vampires in the world. Meanwhile, Angel is a vampire… but a good one. The two fall for each other, because of course they do.
Then, after sleeping together, the one true moment of happiness makes Angel lose his soul and reverts back to his baddie people-killing vampire self. So, Buffy is now in love with an evil vampire, who basically tortures her by killing her friends and family. Buffy ends up killing Bad Angel and sending him to hell but he comes back, because there was a lot of coming back from the dead on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that Angel has his soul and his back from hell, Good Angel and Buffy engage in a romantic relationship but they can never again spend the night together or else Angel will go all bad boy.
Oh, and the fact that Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz would have the most attractive children ever was another reason it was all super hot. Sarah Michelle Gellar may be well-known for her blonde locks, but she looks pretty awesome as a brunette too. Being blonde was actually a big component of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Joss Whedon, the creator, said the idea for Buffy came to him after watching too many horror movies in which the blonde was the first to die. He felt that blondes needed a better image and thus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was born. Way to be, Joss Whedon. While she was busy on television as Buffy, Gellar took film roles as well. Most notably though, Gellar met her future husband Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Gellar played the blonde prom queen in the film and, like Whedon had said about the blondes, she died. Hewitt was the final girl of the film and went on to star in the sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, which was even worse than the original so maybe Gellar is lucky her character died. Her role in Scream 2 was, admittedly, a very small role in which Gellar played a blonde sorority girl who is killed. Somewhere in , Joss Whedon was mad as hell that Sarah Michelle Gellar kept getting killed on the big screen while he was all about reinventing that blonde imagine with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Joss Whedon did kill his blonde heroine a few times on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy drowned in season one of the show, but was quickly brought back. She died again in season five and actually went to hell, but again was brought back. There was a third time during which Buffy was shot, but Willow magically stopped Buffy from dying. Like we said, coming back from hell or the death is pretty commonplace on Buffy.
But, girlfriend had some pretty great legs to show off, so why not? While Gellar is more widely known for her roles in horror films and television shows, she actually had some great comedic chops. She is full-on '90s angst. In , Buffy the Vampire was officially over and scream queen Gellar was the star of yet another horror flick.
This time it was The Grudge, a Japanese remake. They are incredibly cheap to produce and can sometimes yield huge returns.