Sarah Michelle Gellar speaks about behind the scenes Buffy hostility
Recently, Buffy actress Charisma Carpenter joined a chorus of voices attacking Buffy showrunner Joss Whedon, including the statement “he was mean and biting, disparaging about others openly, and often played favourites, pitting people against one another to compete and vie for his attention and approval.” However, until now the main cast member, the titular Sarah Michelle Gellar, hasn’t touched on life then.
Yep, until now. Evan Ross Katz has written a book called Every Generation A Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Heart, and it in Gellar speaks about cast feuds and tension. However, she’s focused less on Whedon and more tensions emanating from the actors: “I think that unfortunately, the set we were on and the world we were in was pitting us against each other…I think it would have been different if it was today. It would have been a totally different relationship. But we have a great relationship now.”
Indeed, “Look, we worked really hard hours… We were young, we had ups and downs. Everybody had arguments. There were times where David could be a handful. He never really was to me but I’m sure [he was]. And I’m sure I was the same way to people also, right?.. It wasn’t rosy. Nobody gets along all the time. And Alyson and I had moments. There’s no question. But you’re young.”
Gellar admits to being “resentful” to cast members who had an easier time.
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