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].