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Sarah Michelle Gellar says ‘Buffy’ stars have been “pitted in opposition to one another”


Sarah Michelle Gellar has opened up concerning the on-set tensions between forged members whereas filming Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

In a brand new e-book titled Each Era A Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Coronary heart by Evan Ross Katz, the actor discusses the rumoured feuds between the forged.

“I believe that sadly, the set we have been on and the world we have been in was pitting us in opposition to one another,” Gellar stated within the e-book (through Leisure Tonight). “I believe it will have been totally different if it was as we speak. It might have been a completely totally different relationship. However we’ve an amazing relationship now.”

Gellar addressed particularly the rumoured tensions between her and Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, who performed Willow Rosenberg and Angel respectively within the present.

Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Charisma Carpenter in ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ CREDIT: Alamy

“Look, we labored actually laborious hours,” Gellar stated. “We have been younger, we had ups and downs. Everyone had arguments. There have been occasions the place David could possibly be a handful. He by no means actually was to me however I’m positive [he was]. And I’m positive I used to be the identical approach to individuals additionally, proper?

“It wasn’t rosy. No person will get alongside on a regular basis. And Alyson and I had moments. There’s no query. However you’re younger.”

Gellar says she “didn’t know the best way to deal with the stress” attributable to her younger age on the time, including that she was generally “resentful” in the direction of different members of the forged who didn’t must work on the present as a lot as her.

In February final 12 months, Charisma Carpenter, who performed Cordelia Chase within the collection, tweeted a prolonged assertion accusing showrunner Joss Whedon of making a “hostile and poisonous work atmosphere” on set.

“Joss has a historical past of being casually merciless,” Carpenter wrote. “He has created hostile and poisonous work environments since his early profession. I do know as a result of I skilled it first-hand. Repeatedly… he was imply and biting, disparaging about others overtly, and infrequently performed favourites, pitting individuals in opposition to each other to compete and vie for his consideration and approval.”

Following the assertion, Carpenter obtained an outpouring of assist from her friends, together with Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Boreanaz and Nicholas Brendon.

Whedon addressed a number of the allegations in an interview with Vulture earlier this 12 months. “I used to be younger. I yelled, and generally you needed to yell. This was a really younger forged, and it was simple for the whole lot to show right into a cocktail get together… If I’m upsetting any person, will probably be an issue for me.”

Discussing his relationship with Carpenter, Whedon admitted he “was not mannerly” in the direction of her when he came upon the actor was pregnant throughout manufacturing. He maintained, nevertheless, that they have been in any other case pleasant.

“Most of my experiences with Charisma have been pleasant and charming,” Whedon stated. “She struggled generally together with her strains, however no person might hit a punch line more durable than her.”

Following his response, Carpenter described him as a “tyrannical narcissistic boss” in a put up on Instagram.





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