Out of All 144 Episides of Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar Picks Her Absolute Favorite
There are very few TV shows that compare to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sarah Michelle Gellar knows it. Not only did the supernatural drama spawn 144 episodes and seven whole seasons, but it also gave rise to Gellar’s empowering, vampire-slaying heroine, a character who ended up paving the way for more bold female figures on TV down the road. It’s no wonder that, even after 20 years, the show’s fanbase is insanely dedicated. While there were tons of memorable moments during its seven seasons, there are two episodes in particular that really stand out to the show’s star, albeit for different reasons.
As for her overall favourite? “I like ‘The Prom,'” Gellar told me of the heartbreaking season three episode during Capital One’s event with Priceless Table to promote its new Savor rewards credit card. “Just because to me that was all about who she was and the isolation that you feel as a teenager.”
When it comes to narrowing down the scariest episode, though, she love’s season four’s “Hush” – which was predominantly filmed without any dialogue – just as much as the fans do. “I thought that it would be really easy to have no lines for eight days, but it was so hard,” she admitted. “I was like, ‘This is way harder. I’d rather learn lines.’ And they had the scariest costumes.” You can say that again. The Gentlemen’s sunken eyes and creepy smiles still give me nightmares.
Seeing that the show recently celebrated a huge anniversary this year, I couldn’t help but ask what her favourite part about playing the incredibly fierce and inspiring Buffy Summers was. “If I say her wardrobe, I seem shallow,” she quipped. “If I saw hitting men, that sounds awful.”
All joking aside, it’s obvious Gellar is just grateful she got to be a apart of something so iconic that stands the test of time. “We all talk about legacy and what we leave behind and what we represent – I’m just very proud of the story we told and the characters we created ultimately.”
The Sweet Reason Sarah Michelle Gellar Keeps Her Marriage Out of the Spotlight
Sarah Michelle Gellar is well-know for her empowering role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the ’90s, but these days, her main focus is on her family – and food. “When I had kids, I sort of reevaluated my life,” the mother of daughter Charlotte and son Rocky told POPSUGAR at a recent event promoting Capital One’s Savor rewards credit card. “You realize our society is such a technologically savvy and advanced community, but what are those moments where you really connect? Where you put the phones down and you really have that one-on-one moment. I had this epiphany and I realized everything in my life was around food. Whether that’s having dinner at your home in the kitchen or you’re hanging out with friends, those are where the memories happen.”
In fact, a lot of her most memorable family moments happen to deal with food. Even though her kids have differing tastes, both literally and figuratively, there is one rule that their whole family abides by: try something more than once. “Our rule in our family is you have to try something 10 times and two times more before you decide you don’t like it,” she said. “They know in our household that you have to try new things.” While she admits she doesn’t have a favourite family memory in the kitchen, she adds that “the little moments” are what make motherhood so special. “It’s the times you don’t realize they’re paying attention.”
Of course, part of what makes her family extraspecial is her loving husband of 15 years, Freddie Prinze Jr. While the two have given us glimpses of their sweet bond from time to time, theyusually keep their romance out of the spotlight. “I love that we keep our relationship private,” she added. “I think that’s probably why we manage to survive.” Although their ability to make each other laugh certainly helps as well. “We really enjoy each other’s company.”