Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t afraid to embrace the idea of a comeback and is excited to return playing to her strengths.
The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star stepped away from the spotlight in 2014 to focus on her family.
Except this time, she’s happy to be respected as the leader of this pack.
“There was a time when I had a reputation for being…difficult,” Gellar told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday, using an air quote. I know it comes from the fact that I’ve always put in 100 percent effort, I’ve never understood people who don’t understand.”
Geller says he now feels responsible for the safety of the young stars on set in his position as executive producer.
“I hope we’ve set up an infrastructure that’s a safety net for these actors that I didn’t have,” she said. “My generation didn’t have that.”
Geller starred in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ for a total of seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. He accepted the role when he was 17 years old.
After the show, she appeared in films and took on several television roles, including a short-lived comedy TV series on CBS alongside the late Robin Williams.
She sees “Wolf Pack” as a return to her horror roots and an “homage” to what she’s known for, she told the publication.
“If I do something that speaks to the fanbase,” she added. It’s not the next act for me, but it’s certainly a new chapter. ”
“Buffy” has enjoyed a cult following since it aired, but in recent years stories have come to light about the show’s behind-the-scenes turmoil. Geller himself called the set “toxic” in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last year.
Although she now says she “never tells my full story,” she is “proud” of the show’s legacy, she told THR.
“I’ll always be proud of what my castmates did, what I did,” she said. “Was that the ideal working situation? Absolutely not. It’s okay to love.