February 20, 2001 |
It was Tuesday night, and the guests at Peter Wechsler's grand Washington Crossing house were chatting over Chilean sea bass, sauteed snow peas, and red wine when Michael Williams checked his watch. "It's 8 o'clock," he announced. "We're live. " With that, the group of lawyers, doctors and businessmen stampeded down the hall toward the big-screen television for the evening's real business: viewing the latest episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They call themselves the Slayers.
July 31, 1992 |
"All I want to do," declares Buffy, the blond, flaky Southern California cheerleader and namesake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "is graduate high school, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater and die. " And maybe stop at the mall first to buy a really bitchin' yellow motorcycle jacket. An airhead horror comedy that isn't quite as good as its concept, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the story of what happens when a mysterious bearded guy shows up during cheerleading practice and tells Buffy she is the last best hope against an army of bloodsuckers.
August 31, 2001 |
UPN will roll out a marketing push next week to get fans of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" to tune in to its season opener on Oct. 2. The campaign, the network's largest in five years, includes papering thousands of billboards, bus sides and, in subway cars, a poster-size picture of "Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar's eyes looming over the caption, "Buffy Lives. " "Our promotions in New York for 'Buffy' will be everywhere," said UPN chief operating officer Adam Ware. "It won't be unlike what people saw around the premiere of the movie 'Pearl Harbor.
July 19, 2007 |
Those fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer who weren't aware that the character is still kicking in pointy teeth four years after the series finale shouldn't feel bad. Creator Joss Whedon hasn't even notified Sarah Michelle Gellar or the rest of the TV cast about the new comic series that picks up where season seven of the hit television show ended. "I have not told them," says Whedon. "I can tell you right now what everyone's reaction would be: 'My nose doesn't look like that!
September 13, 2011 |
Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV Tuesday night, seven years after Buffy slew her last vampire. She plays not one, but two, lead roles in a splendidly silly series called Ringer , premiering at 9 p.m. on the little CW. The network has three other new series, but Ringer , a cleverly convoluted suspense tale about identical twins, is the big one. Not that it's going to be all that big, stuck on a descendant of the network where a...
October 5, 1999 |
"I am somebody. I matter. People will be attracted to my positive energy and help me achieve my goals. " One of the characters in the WB's great new Angel, which premiers tonight at 9 on Channel 17, fruitlessly repeats that page from the Stuart Smalley book of self-motivational folderol. It could be the mantra of the WB itself - minuscule, if trendy, network of teenage girls everywhere, and not much of anybody else. Teenage boys, bless their growing, testosterone-filled hearts, seem to like pro wrestling better.
October 22, 2004 |
Call it Phase 3. Call it a new beginning. Just don't say "Buffy's back. " Sarah Michelle Gellar hits the big screen this weekend in "The Grudge," her first adult feature film since her long-running television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," ended last year. As an exchange student in Japan who confronts a curse-afflicted house, the role isn't a big stretch from the evil-battling teenager Buffy Summers. But Gellar sees it as the next chapter in a career that began as a child actor on the soap opera "All My Children" and took off when she moved to L.A. at age 18 and landed a seven-year gig on "Buffy.
July 24, 1999 |
"I've never done an honest day's work in my life, apparently," said Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, sitting in a gaudy, red overstuffed chair before a roomful of television critics at their summer press tour. The topic was "How I Spent My Summer," by Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the chapter was "Working for Habitat for Humanity in the Dominican Republic. " Gellar spent a week helping to build a house for a Dominican woman who had never had a bathroom. "I learned to lay floor," she said.
May 22, 2004 |
The following conversation is real. It took place about five years ago, when I forced my mother to watch the then-new WB show Angel: Mom: I don't understand. He's an angel? Why doesn't he have wings? Why is he fighting all the time? Me: He's not an angel. He's Angel. He's a vampire, but he's good. He helps people. Mom: How can a vampire be good? All he does is fight. The other show with the two girl angels was much nicer. Me: This is not about angels! Just Angel.
February 3, 1999 |
OK, even vampire slayers fall in love. But when Sarah Michelle Gellar, not quite 23, talks about romance, she brings a startling clarity of perspective to the subject. You rub your eyes and look around for the divorced 35-year-old you'd expect to be the source of such hard-won wisdom. "There are people who love the act of falling in love, that initial 'everything's great, everything's wonderful' phase," she says. "The second they hit one bump, they're not prepared for it, and then they start all over again with someone else.