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Sarah Michelle Gellar: JustJared.com Exclusive Interview

Sarah Michelle Gellar: JustJared.com Exclusive Interview

Sarah Michelle Gellar chatted with JustJared.com at Comic-Con 2011, held earlier in the month in San Diego, Calif.

Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share about her new TV show, Ringer:

JJ: What do you think will surprise people the most with Ringer?

SMG: Hopefully the storylines, hopefully the twists and turns, we’ll keep them on their toes! Just when you think you know where it’s going, it diverts into a totally different area.

JJ: You are known for such an iconic role – how does that change your performance when you are playing a new character? How do you take on that challenge?

SMG: I think that none of us would be here without the fans, and I know specifically for my show, we were a midseason replacement on the WB based on a failed movie. I mean, let’s be honest, our odds weren’t very good. It was the fans fighting for us, and talking about us and keeping us present that made people tune into the show and those are the people that you want to honor – those are the TV fans. It’s why you do it. I don’t make a television show for awards, you make it so that people will enjoy watching it. To me, you honor that in what you choose, I think you pick characters, not in a similar vain but that do appeal to the same audience. I say it’s sort of a cross between Buffy and Cruel Intentions, a good combo.

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JJ: Talk to us about taking on two roles for Ringer.

SMG: Everyone has their own process. To me acting is acting – I pretend to be whomever, it’s just like the ultimate dress up.

JJ: What’s been your favorite part of the show?

SMG: My favorite part so far has just been being with these people and having sort of an adult experience on set where we all look forward to being together and we go home. We all talk about our children and it’s the next part of life for me.

JJ: What is on your bucket list?

SMG: Bucket list? I would like to have a really long vacation.

JJ: You did! And now you’re back!

SMG: Ohh [laughs] yeah, oh right, oops. I want to go to the Maldives! That’s not the answer you wanted, I know that, but that’s really what I would like. I would like to go to the Seychelles and the Maldives. That’s on my bucket list [laughs].

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17 Comments

# 1

OMG, she is sooo cute, THE QUEEN OF HORROR is back :) Love her :D

# 2

She is one of those actresses who has been a good role model for years and has stayed down to earth the whole time :) love her and her beautiful family :)

# 3

Dear Sarah your fans love you deeply you’re a great actress and a great person, we missed you so much, glad you’re back.
I’m re-watching Buffy right now and i’m still amazed by the show after all those years, the Buffy and Angel romance was the most epic love story ever told in television EVER!!!

# 4

if she want to be queen ok go in work

# 5

Can’t wait to see her back on screen :)

# 6

I have never been so excited to see a television shows before in my life. This is a big deal for Sarah, her family and her fans.

I hope the show lives up to the twisty storylines!

# 7

I missed her and I’m happy she’s back on TV every week.

# 8

oh yeah, so true

# 9
LuvSarahMG @ 07/29/2011 at 1:34 pm

I love Sarah M.G! She’s a rare gem. Beautiful, talented, classy, and a sweet person. She’s not an attention seeking wh()re such as: Aniston, Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, Blake Lively, Bar Rafaeli ( the latter three are not even famous enough to be recognized by their last name only lol)

Sarah is class act. I’m so excited she’s back on tv. I will definitely be watching her show :)

I’ve been a SMG fan for years, and while it’ll be pretty hard to top Buffy, here’s hoping Ringer gives her some well-deserved success! :)

ZarahLeander @ 07/29/2011 at 2:11 pm

Beautiful inside-out :) Love her :D

The Queen of TV is BACK! She’s my hero on tv and in real life. It’s a rarity nowadays to have a role model like her: a strong, eloquent, and smart person who manages to balance family life and work while embracing her femininity.

Love her :) Can’t wait for Ringer in the fall.

lexy hates bilson @ 07/29/2011 at 3:23 pm

I’ve missed her too! So glad she’s back!!

Sarah…. Diva ♥

I love you!

@blah: Yes… For sure! Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer are my favorites.

@blah: Yes… For sure! Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer are my favorites. ♥♥

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