Sarah Michelle Gellar Teases ‘Wolf Pack’ Role – NBC10 Philadelphia

Almost 20 years after leaving the supernatural world behind, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to the genre that made her a pop culture icon.

From 1997 to 2003, the actor starred in the role Buffy Summers for seven seasons “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Now she’s taking on another terrifying female role in the Wolf series spinoff, Wolf Pack.

What attracted her to the project was a combination of things, including getting her fans excited about her role, Gellar told TODAY by phone, talking about her work with It’s about humanity.

“I think you always want to please your audience,” she said of returning to the supernatural world. “It’s also, let’s be honest, the coolest projects there. The most interesting things happen here.”

“And it allowed me to spend time with my kids at the same time, and it just felt right on all levels,” she added.

Gellar’s involvement in the Paramount+ series was announced during the Wolf: The Movie panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Wolfpack is based on the book series by Ed Van Belcom and tells the story of a teenage girl and boy whose lives are changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural entity. Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson and Tyler Lawrence Gray star.

Gellar, who will also serve as an executive producer, will take on the role of arson investigator Christine Ramsey, who is described as a “highly respected expert in her field and no stranger to the personal cost involved in trying to catch a teenage arsonist. which ignited a massive wildfire that may have also led to the awakening of a supernatural predator terrorizing Los Angeles.” press release.

“Last year I said, ‘You know, I think I’m ready to come back (to the show), and then I was just looking for the right project,'” Gellar explained.

Fans have seen the actor kicking a demon and destroying evil, so it had to be asked if Christine will be involved in any major action movies.

“I don’t do projects where the woman doesn’t act,” Gellar teased, adding, “And sometimes it’s verbal, sometimes it’s physical, and sometimes it’s emotional, so I guarantee … she’s not going to be a jerk.”

With the series slated to air later this year, Gellar noted the show’s title and the importance of finding its fan base.

“It’s kind of the whole idea to find your pack. And I think it’s getting harder and harder to find your pack in this world now,” she said. “And like once upon a time, you have to hang on to it because now more than ever, you need this group.”

In the meantime, she’s starring in a TV series, but teased that people will see her on screen “sooner than you think.”

“Let’s just say,” Gellar said, noting that she is still working on the “Sometimes I Lie” miniseries. “But that’s not it.”

She also continues to work with the organization It’s about humanity (TIAH), which raises awareness of separated and reunited families and children at the border. At the end of the month, the organization will host its fourth annual fundraising dinner featuring the first-ever Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent honorees, who will be recognized for their generosity in serving their community.

The “Hard Intentions” star has been part of the organization since it was founded by friends Zoe Winkler Rainis, Elsa Collins and Yolanda Selene Walter-Mead in 2018. TIAH raises awareness about separated and reunited families and children at the border. They also facilitate travel to the border, help people get asylum, get legal services, essentials and more.

The actor has traveled with the organization to Tijuana several times to help families who “don’t want to be forgotten.”

“The fact that we’re even having this discussion means a lot to them because it means that people are concerned and thinking about them, and you just have to remember that this is about humanity,” she said before the fourth annual meeting TIAH funds. “Our whole goal is for all families to try to get a chance at a better life. And as a parent, I know I would do anything to get my child out of a dangerous situation and into a land of opportunity. And we have these opportunities, and we have an obligation to help other people get the same opportunities.”

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