Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks Marriage, Return to Appearing

Sarah Michelle Gellar would not know the precise secret to a profitable marriage, however she does have an necessary tip on how she’s managed to make issues work together with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. “If I actually had the key sauce, I might retire on my island for promoting it,” she tells “However I believe, finally, it is simply remembering to place the work in. That relationships, whether or not they’re marital or friendships, you need to put work into it. They are not only a given. And you need to be all the time prepared to dedicate that point and that focus.”

Gellar and Prinze first met on the set of their 1997 slasher flick, “I Know What You Did Final Summer time,” and commenced courting three years later. Whereas neither of them had been “into marriage” on the time, Gellar recalled to People Now in 2020, “Someday, I simply knew we had been gonna get married, and I knew I used to be gonna suggest.” Their wedding ceremony came about in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Sept. 2, 2002.

Quick-forward 20 years, and he or she and Prinze are nonetheless going robust. The couple not too long ago celebrated their twentieth anniversary, and this 12 months additionally marks the twenty fifth anniversary of “I Know What You Did Final Summer time.” When requested about how she feels in regards to the film and her different earlier tasks, Gellar solely has good reminiscences. “I really feel nice,” she says. “As an actor, you hope to make movie and tv that individuals keep in mind and that you’ve got a legacy. The truth that individuals are nonetheless watching and nonetheless having fun with and nonetheless remaking and all of that, it is nice.”

As time passes, the actor feels more and more grateful for her outdated work. “Typically you want somewhat distance to have the ability to perceive the impression and the significance. You neglect the unhealthy and also you keep in mind solely the great after a sure time,” she says. “You possibly can admire issues you could’t within the second since you’re a lot within the trivia of particularly filming and the way grueling it may be. Afterwards, you simply actually keep in mind the constructive sides of it.”

Whereas Gellar enjoys reminiscing in regards to the previous, she additionally has loads to look ahead to. In September, she starred in Netflix’s “Do Revenge” alongside Maya Hawke, and he or she’s set to seem within the “Teen Wolf” prequel, “Wolf Pack,” in 2023. This comes after taking a break from appearing to deal with her youngsters, Charlotte Grace, 13, and Rocky James, 10. “I had younger youngsters, and I perceive that our enterprise is lots of journey and lots of hours away,” she says. “We would dwell in Hollywood, however nothing shoots in Hollywood anymore. I wished that point, since you by no means get that point again.”

Now that her youngsters are older, she’s able to get again to work. “They get to an age the place they’re a lot extra impartial,” she says. “Because of the invention of FaceTime and all of the issues, you possibly can nonetheless be linked and differently — and it simply felt like that they had been of an age the place they may deal with it.”

Prinze Jr. additionally took a break from appearing to deal with their household, however he is been slowly dipping his toes again into appearing, showing in Peacock’s “Punky Brewster” reboot in 2020. In early 2022, he teased his need to seem in one other horror movie. “I’ve wished to make one other horror film ever since IKWYDLS wrapped. By no means discovered the proper one however I believe this 12 months it is gonna occur,” he tweeted.

Trying forward, Gellar says, “This 12 months is the 12 months that I stated I used to be actually going to lastly return to work, and my youngsters had been sufficiently old to have the ability to do this. It has been good to have the ability to see that I can handle each.” In reality, proper now she’s making ready for Halloween. “I am an actor, proper? I really like a dressing up,” she says. “I miss the times when youngsters would truly gown up with us. Now it is all the time, it is simply Friday evening. They’re going to normally capitulate and provides into no matter costume I wish to do. However the youngsters, there is not any extra household costumes.”

As for his or her Halloween costumes this 12 months, Gellar desires to maintain {that a} secret. “We by no means inform,” she says.

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