Sarah Michelle Gellar has had quite a career, and one of the main cornerstones of her career was Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She’s also had the opportunity to star in a good amount of films over the course of her career, but there were movie roles that she missed out on during her time starring in Buffy.
During an interview with The Guardian, Gellar shared that some of the movies she missed out on that she could have been in include Fight Club, American Beauty, The Wedding Planner, and Gangs of New York. There are no details on what roles she would have played, but maybe Marla in Fight Club, Angela in American Beauty, and Jenny in Gangs of New York?
The actress isn’t bothered by missing out on these films, though, and says: “I also made a great television show. My mom was a single mother, working just above the poverty line, and I got to travel the world, to see and do things that would never have been afforded to me. I love what I do – which is work, work, work.”
She then went on to discuss Robin Williams and how his death affected her, saying: “When we lost Robin, it was this whole reset for me: ‘Everything’s going by really fast, and I’m missing it. When I did the pilot for The Crazy Ones, my son was two months old – it was nonstop, and I needed to be at home for a while. Your job may not always be there. You can be surpassed by other people; interests change … When you are mid-to-late 30s in this business, and you look young like I do, you’re not getting the meaty wife or mother roles, because you don’t look old enough – but you’re too old for the ingenue. It’s a weird position to be in.”
She added: “I’ve been doing this for 40 years. I have a lot of experience, and I have a lot to bring to the table. If you’re just looking for an actor that just wants to have the credit, I’m not your person. I’m going to have ideas, and I’m going to be vocal about them.”
It would have been interesting to see Gellar in some of these movies, but in the end, she has an amazing career, and I sure do love Buffy The Vampire Slayer!