Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals that there was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer prop she stole, and she doesn’t intend to give it back anytime soon.
There’s one prop that Sarah Michelle Gellar took from her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer that she doesn’t intend to give back. As the titular Buffy, Gellar starred in a show that focuses on the supernatural horrors and teenage school life, all rolled into one game-changing series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer centers on Buffy, the chosen Slayer given superhuman powers so that she can take on vampires around the world and put a stop to their schemes. With a tight supporting cast and fantastical adventures, Buffy the Vampire Slayer proved to be a cult classic.
Gellar wasn’t willing to walk away from the show without taking a pair of prop boots with her, as she revealed in an interview with WhoWhatWear.
While Gellar is officially done playing Buffy, as she feels that she has aged out of the role, she hasn’t aged out of wearing Buffy’s clothes, as she happily held onto the original Buffy boots. Having received them from the costume designer for a photo shoot, she refused to send them back and just kept them as keepsakes instead. Check out Gellar’s quote below:
“I still have a pair of those boots in my house, that I still fit into. But I was devastated because, at one point, I think for a big fashion spread — I don’t remember what it was — but our costume designer sent one of the pairs of the original boots to be photographed, and she never got them back.”
What Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Working On Now
After her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar spent a few years with only a few scattered minor roles, including one-off slots on Robot Chicken and The Big Bang Theory. Recently, Gellar has been busy by taking up a role as a star character in Wolf Pack. Wolf Pack, which is putting a fun spin on the werewolf genre, is a Paramount+ show created by Jeff Davis, who also created the hit show, Teen Wolf. Gellar’s newest project follows a cast of teenage characters after they are each converted into werewolves in the wake of two mysterious fires that engulfed a forest. Now infected, the kids have to learn to survive.
Gellar plays Kristin Ramsey, a detective, in her first serious TV role since 2014. Though it surprised Davis that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star would agree to join, Gellar plays an essential character. Investigating the fires, Ramsey encounters each of the teenagers and is left to hunt Wolf Pack werewolves, while they could potentially hurt her back. As she tries to figure out if the incidents were created through arson, she stumbles into a supernatural mystery filled with werewolves, horror, and other fantastical elements. It remains to be seen if Ramsey will be a heroic character, or if she will eventually be revealed to be an antagonist working against the teenage heroes.
Gellar has made it her own personal mission to protect the younger cast members from the controversies that plagued Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was revealed to have a toxic work environment that Gellar has rarely commented on publicly. As a key member of the Wolf Pack cast and crew, Gellar also serves as an executive producer for the project, giving her the power to ensure that verbal and physical abuse is completely absent from the set. Along with her boots, her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave Gellar a unique perspective in Hollywood that is helping her change the industry completely.
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