Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks Possible 'Buffy' Reboot, 'Cruel Intentions' and Why She's Supporting Hillary Clint
By Desiree Murphy
Could Buffy the Vampire Slayer be making a comeback? According to Sarah Michelle Gellar, it's a possibility.
It's been nearly two decades since the 39-year-old actress first appeared as the beloved Buffy Summers on the thrilling TV series. While speaking at the #BlogHer16 exposition at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles on Friday, Gellar reflected on her iconic character and how time has changed what a "bully" is today.
"You never know!" she teased about the possibility, as the crowd erupted into excitement. "Hold on – you never know… but that being said, the point of Buffy, what was so special about it was, it was a metaphor of the horrors of high school. The monsters were literally the manifestation of the horrors of that time. That's a very specific story. I don't know what that story is now."
"The whole idea of Buffy giving her power at the end -- what you can follow and what [producers] could reboot is any of those young slayers coming today," she continued. "Bullies were a literal bully when Buffy was growing up. Now bullies hide behind a screen. Buffy would have to be told by someone of that age."
In more reboot news, a Cruel Intentions sequel IS happening, which explains why Gellar was sporting darker tresses during her keynote appearance at the event.
"Yes, my hair is darker because of Cruel Intentions," Gellar, who is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil from the original 1999 film, confirmed. "Look for an announcement probably in the next month and a half. The road is taking a little longer than normal. We have to do it right. It's a naughty show and we have to pay homage to what it is."
Aside from her TV projects, Gellar has been keeping herself busy with Foodstirs -- her new lifestyle and culinary company -- and enjoying life at home with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., and their two kids, Charlotte, 6, and Rocky, 3.
"[Parenting] is usually more ying and yang," she explained. "But being on social media, we're finding we can work at the same time but be present in our kids' lives. We can be at home with our kids and at a computer and create."
Like Gellar, Prinze also has a passion for food, recently releasing his first-ever cookbook, Back to the Kitchen.
"I think I gained 15 pounds over the course of him writing the book because I was tasting for Freddie and Foodstirs," Gellar joked.
But on a much more serious note, Gellar admitted that she’s been keeping up with the 2016 presidential race and is excited about the future for her children. She is supporting Hillary Clinton, and was ecstatic to watch the former secretary of state make history at the Democratic National Convention as the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
"Yes. I watched it all. I think it's a very important time for our nation," Gellar explained. "Look, I respect people's opinions -- it's a very tricky position to be in, in terms of -- I have respect for both parties. And people are allowed to have different view points."
"I'm incredibly honored that we live in a time that my daughter can understand that there's a possibility for a woman to be president," she shared. "That being said, I'm With Her. I have known that family for a very long time, I believe that there is a lot of change that can be made."
"I'm proud [that] I can look at my daughter and if she asks, 'Can I be president one day?' I can say yes," Geller continued. "My mother couldn't have said that to me."
"We can change the world," she exclaimed. "We all have to work together. And look, it's a difficult time. It's a strenuous time for the world, but I think that being open-minded and respectful and having those difficult conversations are important. But most importantly, we have to respect everyone's opinions."
"We have to work together," Gellar said in conclusion. "America was built for the people. I worry that what's happening now is so negative, and I wish it could be more of a open, positive space."