Sarah Michelle Gellar Is “Grateful” When NBC TV Show Restarts Evil intentions never taking the lead, she said she believes it’s more suitable for streaming than a broadcast network.
In an interview with The New York Times to promote her new movie, Netflix’s RevengeGellar talked about returning to acting, how her character in the film is an adult version of herself. Evil intentions Kathryn Merteuil’s character and why she doesn’t talk about the negative experiences she went through as a young woman in Hollywood.
Speaking of her time on the NBC series, which was piloted in February 2016 before being halted in October of that same year, Gellar said the network and the concept didn’t match.
“I don’t know. It was a completely crazy time,” the actress and Wolves said executive producer. “Nothing against NBC, but Evil intentions is streaming live. On the first day, I said, ‘This doesn’t work.’ It’s just not a network program. And if it’s a network program, it’s not mine Evil intentions. So I’m really grateful. “
The film is said to be set more than 15 years after the events of the 1999 film, following Kathryn as she vie for control of the family business Valmont International and Bash Casey, the spirit of her brother. her successor, the late Sebastian Valmont, who was played by Ryan Phillippe.
During the interview, she also talked about her experiences as a young actor in Hollywood. Gellar has been acting since the 80s but has become famous on television as the featured character in Joss Whedon. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After the show’s creator faced accusations of abusive and unprofessional conduct, some of which Whedon denied, Gellar shared a statement supporting “all survivors of the show.” abuse” and said she was “proud of them for speaking out”.
Gellar, however, has largely remained silent about his own experiences. While talking to Timesshe said it was a proactive choice and one she made because talking about them publicly is not a win-win situation for her in a culture of blame and bad tiger for the victim.
“Growing up in New York, I had a bit of a street savvy, which was very helpful. But no, it wasn’t easy,” she said of her experience as a young woman in the industry. “And I have had my fair share of experience, I chose not to – I don’t win by telling my stories, emotionally, to me. I looked at the people telling their stories, and I was impressed. But in this world where people are divided, and victims are blamed and shamed, I just keep my story here. ”
However, Gellar noted that those experiences influenced the way she arrived and operated on set with her cast and crew. WolvesUpcoming Paramount + Teen werewolf spinoff.
“I have two young girls and two young men [acting] up there. I’ve made it very clear from Day One that if there’s something the producer wants to tell them, I want them to go through with me. Because I was there. And I want [the performers] to always have a safe space,” she said. “But other than that, I always try to come in with a smile on my face and set a tone on set. We are all equal. It doesn’t matter what job someone does, they are treated exactly the same. “