Sarah Michelle Gellar returned to acting after a 13-year hiatus, with roles in Do Revenge and Clerks III, both released the same week. While the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star continued to appear regularly on TV with starring roles in short-lived series like Ringer and The Crazy Ones, Gellar hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2009’s Possession. was approached the most when she reprized her role as Kathryn Merteuil in a TV movie sequel to Cruel Intentions, a character who would have inspired her casting in Do Revenge.
Due to Buffy’s iconic status, it’s not hard to see why Gellar hasn’t done many movies since 2009. Ever since Buffy ended after season 7 in 2003, Sarah Michelle’s film credits Gellar are mostly related to horror. She starred in the American Japanese horror remake The Grudge and its sequel and played Daphne in the sequel to Scooby-Doo, which was an unsubtle casting piece given to Buffy Summers’ group of friends, the nickname of Scooby Gang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His last film, Possession, was plagued by distribution problems caused by the 2008 financial crisis, and eventually went straight to DVD. After this inauspicious end to her film career, Gellar continued to work in television, making guest appearances on shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons.
Releasing on Netflix and in theaters respectively, Do Revenge and Clerks 3 mark low-key comeback films for Gellar. Writer and director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson said Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Do Revenge character, the prep school principal, was written as an older version of Kathryn. Gellar recognized this and signed on for the role, acknowledging that Do Revenge reframes the ’90s teen movie for modern audiences. Her role in Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 as one of the auditionees for Randall’s film is a nod to having previously worked with the writer-director as Teela in Masters of the Universe: Revelation. .
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Upcoming Movies and TV Shows
Last year, it was announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar would star alongside her Scream 2 co-star David Arquette in Hot Pink. Adapted from the young adult novel What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold, a pilot was produced by Annapurna Pictures for Amazon. The pilot was produced by Desiree Akhavan of The Miseducation of Cameron Post and also starred Nina Bloomgarden of The Resort. Despite the substantial talent involved in Hot Pink, Amazon passed on the pilot, and Annapurna Pictures is reportedly currently screening the pilot on other networks and streamers.
In the meantime, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s next big project is in another supernatural adjacent show, Wolf Pack for Paramount+. She will play arson expert Kristin Ramsay, who investigates the wildfire that triggers the series’ supernatural events. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s role in the Teen Wolf spinoff is both starring and executive producing. Gellar is obviously a perfect cast, something highlighted by series creator Jeff Davis, who spoke about Buffy’s influence on Wolf Pack’s parent series, Teen Wolf. While this may speak to Gellar’s transformation into supernatural investigator roles, the Wolf Pack show, combined with recent roles in Do Revenge and Clerks 3, shows that the actor’s career is still in good health.