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Sarah Michelle Gellar says 'I'll never tell my full story' about working on Buffy with Joss Whedon

Sarah Michelle Gellar says 'I'll never tell my full story' about working on Buffy with Joss Whedon

Sarah says 'everybody loses' if she shares her story. What a tease.

Sarah Michelle Gellar will say no more about her experience working with showrunner Joss Whedon on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The actor became a household name thanks to the cult classic teen drama, but things weren't all sunshine and rainbows behind the scenes.

In 2021, Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, faced workplace harassment and abuse allegations from former cast members Charisma Carpenter, Amber Benson, and Michelle Trachtenberg - as well as Justice League actors Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa.

At the time, Sarah supported her former co-stars, revealing that, while she was proud to have her name associated with Buffy Summers, she didn't want 'to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon.

Sarah Michelle Gellar's experience on Buffy was less than ideal.
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While she stood with her former co-workers' allegations against Whedon, she never publicly came out with her own - and doesn't plan to.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about her time on the show, Sarah chose her words carefully, saying: "I’ve come to a good place with it, where it’s easier to talk about.

"I’ll never tell my full story because I don’t get anything out of it. I’ve said all I’m going to say because nobody wins. Everybody loses.

"I’m not the only person facing this, and I hope the legacy hasn’t changed. I hope that it gives the success back to the people that put in all of the work."

She continued: "I will always be proud of Buffy. I will always be proud of what my cast mates did, what I did.

"Was it an ideal working situation? Absolutely not. But it’s OK to love Buffy for what we created because I think it’s pretty spectacular.

It’s not about finding my voice. It’s about learning how to use it, and using it in the right way."

Sarah says she'll never share what happened to her on set.
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Offering to shed a little more light on Sarah's Buffy experience, her husband and Scooby-Doo co-star Freddie Prinze Jr shared: "She had to deal with a lot of bulls**t on that show for all seven years it was on.

"The stuff they pressed upon her, without any credit or real salary, while she was often the only one doing 15-hour days... yet she was still able to get the message of that character out every single week and do it with pride and do it professionally."

Meanwhile, Sarah's friend and former Buffy co-star Emma Caulfield recalled that there was 'a tremendous amount of resentment and animosity' toward Sarah 'from a certain someone' on the show.

Joss Whedon has denied many of the allegations of misconduct made against him.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV