Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar had a “bad reputation” for defending actors

The revelations continue to rain down on the mistreatment of the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Hollywood Reporter collected testimonials from Seth Green and Sarah Michell Gellar. The latter was considered “difficult” and insulted, simply for having demanded correct filming conditions.

Almost twenty years after the final episode of buffy the vampire slayerwe now know the psychological and physical suffering endured by the actors – and in particular, them actresses, under the direction of Joss Whedon. Yet we continue to discover new aspects of their ordeal…

The reputation of being “difficult”

After having denounced the reign of a extremely toxic masculinity on set of the series, Sarah Michelle Gellar once again confided in the press to discuss her demands on the set of buffy. In an interview with the HollywoodReporterthe actress revealed to have been very investedto the point of becoming the pet peeve of management…

“There was a time when I had a reputation for being…difficult. Anyone who knows me knows that this comes from the fact that I have always invested myself 100%. I’ve never understood people who don’t understand. I softened a little [mes attentes envers les autres] – probably because I got exhausted. »

I’ve seen her get called a bitch, a diva, all those things she’s not – just because she took matters into her own hands and said and did the right thing.

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Insulted for protecting the actors

Why did Sarah Michelle Gellar have a reputation for being difficult?

To understand it, you have to hear the testimony of another actor of the series of the 1990s, Seth Green, who played the character of Oz. In an interview given to HollywoodReporter after that of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the latter made edifying revelations about the treatment suffered by the star of the series, found guilty of having protected the other actors. buffy the vampire slayer is particularly rich in often very impressive waterfalls. However, some were carried out without the necessary security measuressuch as nets:

“We work for hours, and a lot of things that were asked of us on set weren’t neither secure nor carried out in the best conditions. Sarah was always the first to say: “We agreed it’s a 1 p.m. day and it’s 3 p.m. – we have to wrap up” or “Hey, this plan doesn’t seem safe”, when no one else did. She defended the cast and crew. I’ve seen her get called a bitch, a diva, all those things she’s not – just because she took matters into her own hands and said and did the right thing.

We can only hope that the actors present in a possible reboot from the Serie will not have to suffer such violent, traumatic and unacceptable treatment.

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