Why did Sarah Michelle Gellar express her gratitude?
by Ana Walia | Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:53:11 GMT
Sarah Michelle Gellar is grateful. Image Source: Closer Weekly

Sarah Michelle Gellar is grateful.

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is popularly known for her character Kathryn Merteuil from Cruel Intentions, shared that she is very glad that NBC did not pick up the pilot of the reboot of Cruel Intentions. The Peacock network gave it a pilot order in February 2016 but announced in October of that same year that it was not moving forward with the show.

The actress said that she had signed on to reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil, but as they started filming for the pilot, she felt that maybe the new take on the story was not something she wanted to do or that it was enough to live up to the actual movie.

The only place Cruel Intentions is available is on Netflix, according to Sarah, who told The New York Times that she had nothing against NBC. She added that on the first day of the reboot's filming, she thought if this wasn't going to work out for her and that the show was simply not suitable for a network. Sarah explained that it did not feel like a good fit for the network and that if they picked it up for a series, it’s not her Cruel Intentions, but after it was reported that the network did not pick it up, the actress said that she was grateful.

On asking if there was anything that she would like to change about her character, who is the antagonist in the movie, Sarah said that she wouldn't alter a single aspect of it. There was never going to be a happy conclusion because, according to her, she does not believe she would have permitted herself to have it; instead, she emphasized that she does not believe everything in life is wrapped up with a nice ribbon. The actress continued by saying that today's youth have a different perspective on things. They will go out and acquire it because they believe they deserve a happy ending. That, in her opinion, is good.

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The story revolves around two compelling stepsiblings who bet they can deflower the incoming headmaster's daughter before classes start and govern their Manhattan prep school as queen and king. Their bet puts them in jeopardy, though, as one of the siblings begins to feel affection for the victim of their deceit. Along with Gellar, the film also starred Ryan Philippe and Reese Witherspoon.

With Kathryn Merteuil played by Sarah Michelle Geller, The Cruel Intentions reboot would have taken place more than 15 years after the movie left off, with Annette Hargrove and Sebastian Valmont battling for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother. When Bash finds his late father's riches in a hidden journal, he is introduced to a world of sex, money, power, and corruption. Fox has already attempted a television adaptation of the movie with the prequel series Manchester Prep. Cruel Intentions 2 is a direct-to-video release of three unaired episodes from the series that were recut.

Recently, Sarah Michelle Gellar opened up about her "bad experiences" as a rising celebrity in the entertainment business. She said that she never shared her negative experiences in the show industry because she was afraid of being victim blamed and shamed.

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The 45-year-old noted in an interview with The New York Times that it was extremely difficult because there weren't many fantastic female characters being written or presented while she was growing up, explaining that it was the wife or girlfriend position. Sarah claimed that the reason her Buffy character was so remarkable was that she had something to do. In contrast, I Know What You Did Last Summer focused on the women as they tried to figure things out.

Sarah claimed that everything had taken a new turn. The Scream 2 star said that she has had her fair share of experiences as a young woman in the profession, but she has simply decided not to. The actress concluded that she doesn't emotionally benefit from sharing her story; instead, she is greatly inspired by others who do. She said, she just keeps her stories away from this environment where people are pulled apart and there is victim blaming and shaming.