Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to Australia in disguise and says no to another Buffy role

Sarah Michelle Gellar is out and proud with her glasses.SARAH Michelle Gellar has shut down suggestions Buffy could be heading back to the big or small screen.

The American actor is well known the world over for starring in hit US series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, from 1997 to 2003.

Re-runs of the show still air and there’s long been talk of a reunion for either TV or film.

“Sure, if my walker was a stake,” Gellar told Confidential in Sydney.

“I’m a little too old for that, I’d break a bone.”


While she’s starred in numerous films and TV shows, playing Buffy Summers in Joss Wheddon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer is perhaps her best known work globally.

“It is incredible. How often do you do something that touches the landscape in the way that did?” she said.

“To this day it is still relevant and still impactful. It was special, elevated. It was something that everybody could relate to but told in a dramatic fashion that they hadn’t seen before.”

As for playing a powerful female, one who became a symbol of empowerment to women, Gellar wouldn’t take the kudos.

“I don’t take any credit. It is something the audience should take credit for. The more audiences can go for a sophisticated, elevated script, the more they are going to make of those.”

Gellar, 37, is in Australia as international ambassador for Specsavers, helping judge its annual Spectacle of the Year competition and attending a lavish event at Sydney’s Pier One hotel.


Sarah Michelle Gellar is in Australia for Specsavers. Picture: Nikki ShortIt’s been more than a decade since Gellar last visited Sydney. And while she’d love to bring her two young kids and actor husband, Freddie Prinze Junior, for a holiday here, it’s a long way from their LA home.


“As soon as we can teleport here,” she laughed. “Essentially when you bring two young children here on a flight, you are walking them here.”

Gellar this week unveiled a new look after being inspired by fellow actor Emma Stone to cut her hair short.

“It was a total whim,” she said. “I think you get to a point where you feel like it is time for a change. I haven’t had short hair for a while and I’ve seen so many short haircuts out there lately. I saw Emma’s (Stone) haircut and we have the same hairdresser. I thought, she is so young and so cute and I’m not as young and cute. I thought, could I do that? I asked my hairdresser and so I did it.”

As for wearing glasses, Gellar said: “I’m out and proud with my glasses. When they first told me that I needed glasses, it was a doctor prescribed accessory so I’m just waiting now for my doctor to prescribe diamond earings.”