Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals strict rules for daughter, 13, before she can start own acting career
Sarah Michelle Gellar has revealed the strict rules she has in place before her daughter, Charlotte, follows in her footsteps.
The Buffy actress, who began her career at the age of five, shares children Charlotte,13, and Rocky, 10, with fellow Hollywood icon, Freddie Prinze Jr.
Despite carving out successful careers on the big screen, the pair have kept their family life firmly behind closed doors – they do not share photos of the youngsters on social media, and their children are not allowed accounts of their own.
This has led to the mom-of-two laying down strict rules for her teenage daughter, who wants to begin a screen career of her own.
‘Does it scare the s**t out of me?’ she asked in a wide-ranging interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
‘Well, we have rules in place. She can’t be in front of a camera until she graduates high school.
‘She says to me, “That’s unfair. You were a child actor.” Yes, I was. But I was not the child of two famous parents.’
Although Sarah has been a staple of our screens for years, one of her most notable roles began when she was a teenager – playing the titular character in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
She played the TV icon from 1997 until 2003, while also reprising her character in the spin-off Angel.
Fans are still calling out for a revival, but Sarah poured cold water on any hopes that she would reprise her role one day.
‘I am very proud of the show that we created and it doesn’t need to be done. We wrapped that up,’ she told SFX Magazine, via IndieWire.
‘I am all for them continuing the story, because there’s the story of female empowerment. I love the way the show was left: “Every girl who has the power can have the power.” It’s set up perfectly for someone else to have the power.’
Discussing the series in a candid chat with the LA Times, she described the behind-the-scenes atmosphere as ‘toxic’.
‘For so long, I was on a set that I think was known for being an extremely toxic male set, and so that was ingrained in my head that that was what all sets were like,’ she said.
‘And that women were pitted against each other — that if women became friends, then we became too powerful, so you had to keep that down.’
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