Sarah Michelle Gellar She admitted that she was a victim of sexism in Hollywood and “still isn’t taken seriously by men” on movie sets.
As the Buffy actress, 45, returns to the industry after her job break, Sarah has also spoken out about the burnout she suffered as a teenager on the hit ’90s series.
Sarah talked about moving to the West Coast of the United States after graduating from high school in New York at the age of 16 Watchman About the pressures of working on the series with little free time to be young.
Candid: Sarah Michelle Gellar admitted that she “hasn’t been taken seriously by guys” on movie sets since she’s back in the industry
She admitted: “22 episodes burns everyone, not just the writers… Now we live in a world where TV can be eight to 10 episodes, and it’s not killing you.”
After completing the role of Buffy Anne Summers when the show ended in 2003, Sarah’s most famous role was as Sidney Roberts on the sitcom The Crazy Ones in 2013.
He performed the series alongside Hollywood royalty, Robin Williams, and ended in April 2014, marking his first regular TV role since Mork and Mindy in the 1970s.
They were the leads on the CBS series, in which Robin, who plays Simon Roberts, runs a creative agency with his daughter Sydney (Sarah) while “struggling to maintain different aspects of their lives.”
Teen star: The actress, 45, who catapulted to fame with a starring role in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (pictured in 1997), has been eyeing her career
But just four months later, 63-year-old Robin committed suicide, and it was something that caused Sarah’s life to “reset.”
“When we lost Robin, it was like a complete reset for me: ‘Everything is going so fast, and I miss him,'” she explained. When I did the pilot for The Crazy Ones, my son was two months old — there was no downtime, and I needed To stay home for a while.
And despite being in the industry for over 25 years, Sarah revealed that the men in groups still don’t take her seriously.
Back in the limelight: In a new interview after the launch of her series Paramount + Wolf Pack (pictured at the premiere this month), she talks about the burnout she experienced as a teenager on the fan-favorite ’90s series
Star role: Sarah took a break from her career in 2014 after the death of her friend and co-star Robin Williams, with whom she starred in The Crazy Ones in 2013 (pictured together on the show’s press tour — he died just four months after the final episode)
“I still don’t get taken seriously by guys in groups,” Sarah said. I still sometimes feel the need to read [out] My bio, like: “How many of these shows have you done? How many experiences have you had at 2 a.m. with 250 extras, a late take, a stunt—all that stuff? Not only did I produce it, but I do too. Listen to me, because I know who Where did you come from?
comes next Sarah She said she rose to fame at a time when it was “difficult” for young actors on set.
The actress recently returned to the spotlight with her role in the new supernatural drama Wolf Pack and said she wanted to create a “safe” environment for the younger cast of the show.
talking on Graham Norton Show last week, Sarah added that she wanted to “protect” the cast, which comes after allegations of bullying on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer became public in recent years.
Interview: It comes after Sarah said she rose to fame at a time when it was “difficult” for the young actors on set
When asked about being an executive producer on the series, she said, “It’s important to me to be able to protect the material, and more than that, I can protect the actors.”
I grew up in Hollywood at a time when it was hard for young actors. It’s still not perfect but I can help create a safe work environment.
Graham asked the star if she had hesitated before joining another teen drama, with Sarah admitting that she initially didn’t want to do the show.
She said: I had no intention of reading it, but then we got really deep into the conversation about mental health, which is a very good time. Werewolves are a metaphor for teenage anxiety.
A show: Sarah added that she wants to ‘protect’ the cast, which comes after allegations of bullying on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer became public last year
Sarah also discussed her time on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which aired from 1997 to 2003 and brought her worldwide fame.
The star joked: People like to remind me that 20 years have passed. I love that people still refer to it, but I don’t need the actual history and the passage of time for people to realize how old I am!
in 2021, Allegations of “toxic behavior” surfaced on the set of Buffyaddressed to the show’s creator Joss Whedon.
Actress Charisma Carpenter The bashing hit on Whedon in a lengthy Twitter post, claiming he called her fat and killed her character after she had a baby.
Interview: The actress recently returned to the limelight with her role in the new supernatural drama Wolf Pack (L-R Claire Foy, Sarah, M Night Shyamalan, Rob Beckett, Sam Smith)
‘It’s important for me to be able to protect the material, and more than that, I can protect the cast,’ Sarah said.
The actress, 50, who portrayed Cordelia Chase on the show for three seasons and in the Angel spin-off, made the allegations in Twitter Mail.
Karisma said she decided to speak out to show solidarity with actor Ray Fisher. Fisher previously accused Whedon of “abuse” and “unacceptable behavior” while on the set of Justice League in 2017.
“For nearly two decades,” she said, ”I’ve been holding my tongue, even making excuses for certain events that hurt me to this day.
Speaking out: Actress Charisma Carpenter originally took a jab at Buffy creator Joss Whedon in a lengthy Twitter post, claiming he called her fat and killed off her character after she had a baby
Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions while working together on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
“While he found his misbehavior amusing, it only served to increase my performance anxiety, strip me of my power, and alienate me from my mates.”
Citing a series of “disturbing incidents,” Charisma claimed her interactions with Whedon, 56, led to an unspecified “chronic physical condition” that she said she still suffers from today, nearly 20 years later.
She continued, “Last summer, when Ray Fisher publicly accused Joss of abusive and unprofessional behavior towards the cast and crew during the Justice League reshoots set in 2017, it just kind of stunned me.”
‘Joss has a history of being casually tough. He’s created hostile and toxic work environments since the beginning of his career. I know because I’ve experienced it myself. Time and time again.’
The Graham Norton Show, BBC One, Friday 27 January 10.40pm. Also available on BBC iPlayer.