Friday, August 05, 2011

Way To Go Sarah Michelle Gellar


When the announcement was made that All My Children was going to be coming to an end, I wrote that day that the stars needed to go back to their roots one more time and I know I mentioned Sarah Michelle Gellar as a star that should go back, but probably would not because she hated every second of her time on the show. I also think they were not exactly fond of her either. Think of this as the when hell freezes over tour for soaps. But, time passes, the bad memories fade, Sarah is a mom, a waaaaay better actress and it is kind of the chic thing to do now thanks to whiner boy James Franco.


Sarah is set to reprise her role as Kendall Hart Lang before the show ends in September. I hope they give her a few shows, but right now it is just supposed to be one. I guarantee you more people will probably watch the episode of AMC than will watch her show on the CW. I honestly do not know how that network stays in business. They come in last behind every network, Univision and like five cable channels.


18 comments:

FS said...

From what I understand, she will not be coming back as Kendall since another actress plays that role now. She will be given a different, one off role to play. Looking forward to it. Josh Duhamel is on today, setting the DVR for that.

Ida Blankenship said...

I've *always* liked this chick, even if I was never a Buffy superfan or anything. She's a versatile, skilled performer who picks really interesting roles.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Back when she was on AMC she was a pretty good actress. She was only about 16 at that time, she very good for a teenager.

alp102000 said...

Love SMG. She did such a great job on Buffy and seems to have her head on her shoulders (even if she does have a diva rep). Very smart to go back to her AMC roots ... good publicity for her new show.

Cecilia00 said...

I always thought she was kind of a diva, but her respect or soaps has won me over.

And correct, she is NOT playing Kendall.

She called them to come back, not the other way around. One of her requests was to not play Kendall because the role belongs to another actress now whom she constantly compliments.

linnea said...

Hm. I am not picking up any hints that she is no clue... :)

califblondy said...

I can't stand the way she talks. It just bugs me. Alicia Minshew is Kendall now and has been for years. SMG is supposed to be on the show for one day, but not as Kendall. She and Susan Lucci supposedly hated each other, I wonder who will be the biggest diva?

Rose said...

I've always liked SMG, starting with Swans Crossing. :o

As far as the CW, I don't know how their ratings compare to other shows but they do have a couple hit shows. The Vampire Diaries is a huge hit for them.

BigMama said...

love her, she is a far better actress than she ever got credit for being. I put her up there with Holly Marie Combs in the underestimated department.

Maja. With a J. said...

YOU NOSY OLD CROWS ARE ALL ALIKE!!! *L*


I posted in the blind items before I saw this, but yeah...she was way less congested back then.

timebob said...

sorry but I am team SMG when it comes to AMC. Susan Lucci didn't like her and hated her after Sarah won her daytime Emmy (Susan was still 100-0 at that point). She was fired the day after she won.

Susan as I understand dictated she be fired and she was. She was a teenager getting a lot of buzz that didn't sit well with Susan. There can be only one "star" and it is La Lucci. Susan didn't even mention SMG her in her autobiography.

SMG said at the TSC she wouldn't be Kendall as it isn't he role any longer.

Ida Blankenship said...

@BigMama -- I LOVE Holly Marie Combs. Remember Picket Fences? OMG, if that ends up streaming on Netflix soon, I'll crap my pants. That show was the bomb.

@timebob -- SERIOUSLY?!?! God, that is one of THE bitchiest, cattiest anecdotes EVER.

Okay. Now, I want SMG to end up with the EGOT, just so Lucci can end up in a tizzy. What a shrew. Jeez.

Basil said...

I for one still can't believe they cancelled AMC. That is decades of thousands of peoples work thrown down the toilet just because of ratings.

KellyLynn said...

@Ida -- Seasons 1 and 2 of Picket Fences are on Hulu, if you're interested.

Ida Blankenship said...

@KellyLynn -- HELL, yes. It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow, and I'll be craving something to watch. Thanks for the heads up!

Wil said...

I had heard that rumor as well, Timebob. Didn't know if it was true or not .. but I am now officially saying it is on your back up. ; )

I like SMG .. loved her in AMC, adored her as Buffy and think she is a very good, professional actress who doesn't deserve the crap she seems to get. I have never heard of anything that she has done to deserve a bad rap. I mean .. for pete's sake .. how young was she when she headed out to LA alone to do Buffy and did you hear any stories about her showing up late or wasted on the set?? Nope .. she is a good egg .. IMHO.

Mooshki said...

Ha, was that pun on the episode "Bad Eggs" intentional or not? ;)

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Rose - Ahhhh! Blast from my past. I LOVED Swans Crossing. That was the first time I was aware of SMG. And that kid that was in the movie Airborne, which I watched a few weeks ago. Memories.