Robin Williams’ death changed the way Sarah Michelle Gellar approached acting
Wolf Pack’s Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses how the death of her The Crazy Ones co-star Robin Williams impacted her life and career decisions.
Sarah Michelle Gellar says the death of Robin Williams has changed the way she views acting and her relationship with her family.
Gellar discussed his return to acting in an interview with The New York Times. Asked about the comeback, the actress said she needed time to get away from it before she missed acting. “I’ve worked all my life. I’ve done Crazypeople when my son was weeks old. I thought I could do this for the next five years and be a mom,” Gellar said. “And when Robin passed away, I just had to reassess everything.”
Gellar changed her perspective after the tragedy, deciding that spending quality time with her family was more important than acting. “I saw what it did to her. And I needed that chance to be a parent and to be there,” she explained. “This time away has made me appreciate what I can do now.” After CrazypeopleGellar took a long hiatus throughout the 2010s, focusing on her family life rather than her acting career.
The return of Sarah Michelle Gellar
Recently, she resurfaced in Netflix’s teen comedy movie Revenge alongside Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (strange things). Gellar collaborated with the film’s director, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, to flesh out her role as director. Robinson wanted to base the character on the actor’s previous role in cruel intentions which was one of Gellar’s breakout performances. “We really wanted [the Headmaster] to be a women’s champion too,” Gellar said. “She prepares women for what you have to face as a woman.
Gellar’s current project is the next TV series Wolf Pack, where she will star and serve as executive producer. The actress said she wanted to portray herself as a safe space for young actors on set after her experiences on buffy the vampire slayer. “I’ve been very clear from day one that if there are things the production wants to talk about [the young actors] around, I want them to go through me. Because I’ve been there,” Gellar said.
The pack of wolves The premise centers on a teenager and a girl whose life changes forever one night after encountering a supernatural creature. Soon, the teenagers discover they are werewolves and develop a strong bond before recruiting two other teenagers into their wolf pack. The series will star Stella Smith, Armani Jackson (honor society), Bella Shepard (iCarly), Chloe Rose Robertson and Tyler Lawrence Gray.
Wolf Pack is slated for release in 2022 on Paramount+.