Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has admitted that she has had some unpleasant experiences in her career.
In an interview with The New York Timesthe Buffy the Vampire Slayer the star recalls her early days in Hollywood, saying it “wasn’t easy”. However, the 45-year-old actress stopped sharing more details.
“Growing up in New York, I had a bit of a street savvy, which was very helpful,” she said. “But no, it wasn’t easy. And I’ve had my fair share of experience, I chose not to [to tell them] – I don’t win by telling my stories, emotionally, to me. “
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“I look at people telling their stories, and I’m impressed,” she said. “But in this world, where everyone is divided, and the victim is blamed and shamed, I’m just keeping my story here.”
Gellar started out in the industry at the age of 4, before becoming a star in hit teen movies. Evil intentions and I know what you did last summer. But it’s her lead role in the teen series Buffy that remains her most iconic role to date.
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The actress played the lead role of Buffy Summers on the series from 1997 to 2003, and it doesn’t seem like it always harmonized on the set of the Joss Whedon series. In 2020, 17 years after the series ended, co-star Charisma Carpenter brought abuse allegations against Whedon.
In a lengthy statement, Carpenter – who plays Cordelia Chase – claimed in a lengthy statement on twitter that Whedon displayed “accidentally cruel” behavior, including threatening to fire her, calling her ” fat” when she was 4 months pregnant, asked her if she was. will “keep” her baby. Whedon has denied all allegations.
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When Carpenter’s claims made headlines, Gellar released his own statement in support of his co-star.
“While I am proud to have my name attached to Buffy Summers, I do not want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon,” Gellar wrote in a statement posted on Instagram at the time.
She said she would not be making any further statements on the matter, as she is “more focused on raising my family”. But she added, “I stand with all abuse survivors and am proud of them for speaking out.”
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