Sarah Michelle Gellar has been busy promoting her new Paramount+ series, wolf pack, which is based on the book of the same name by Edo van Belkom. The supernatural teen show revolves around werewolves, which isn’t exactly new territory for Gellar. The actor played the titular character Buffy the vampire killerand she has been asking questions about the beloved series during her wolf pack press tour. During a WhoWhatWear video, Gellar was asked about keeping items from the Buffy set and she revealed she still has a pair of boots from the show.
“We used to say, ‘When the boots went on, you knew there was going to be a fight,'” Gellar explains. “I still have a pair of those boots around the house that I still fit into.” She added: “What did I keep from my Buffy wardrobe? … I wish I’d understood I kept more of it – not that that was necessarily an option, because the studios are happy to take it back, but you don’t realize the sentimental interest you would have in something like that later on.” She admitted, “Often at the end of an episode you’re so sick of looking at an outfit that you don’t always take it – again, if the option was available.” The actor went on to say that she is more likely to take things home now that she has more experience in the industry. “Now I don’t make that mistake anymore,” she shared.
In the video, Gellar shared more about Buffy’s iconic wardrobe.
“Buffy’s costumes were a big part of who she was and what she was going through at the time,” explains Gellar. “When you first meet her, she’s this traditional, quintessential Valley girl, California girl who doesn’t want to have the weight of her world on her shoulders, and she dressed accordingly…progressed with that.” She added, “Buffy was always in fashion. I think she was one of the first true female heroines you saw who didn’t sacrifice fashion to kill.”
Buffy the vampire killer is one of the most beloved shows in history, but it’s no secret that Joss Whedon has made a toxic set behind the scenes. When Justice League star Ray Fisher accused Whedon of assault on the film’s set, Buffy and AngelCharisma Carpenter showed support for the actor by sharing her own similar experiences with Whedon. She wrote a statement claiming that he had “abused his power on numerous occasions”, and many of her co-stars from Buffy and Angel offered their support and shared their own stories. Gellar has since spoken of the “extremely toxic male set”, but hopes the show’s “legacy hasn’t changed”. The star recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter as regards Buffy and shared her thoughts on how it is perceived today…
“I’m not the only one facing this, and I hope the legacy hasn’t changed,” explains Gellar. “I hope it gives back the success to the people who did all the work. I will always be proud of it Buffy. I will always be proud of what my castmates did, what I did. Was it an ideal work situation? Absolutely not. But it’s okay to love Buffy for what we’ve created, because I think it’s pretty spectacular.”
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