Sarah Michelle Gellar: Supernatural allows most supernatural stories to be told
Sarah Michelle Gellar has said “the supernatural sometimes allows the most sublime stories to be told” after launching her latest fantasy television project.
The 45-year-old American actress rose to fame at the age of 19 when she played Buffy Summers in the popular supernatural series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Speaking to PA news agency about her latest series Wolf Pack, in which she plays arson investigator Kristin Ramsey, Gellar reflected on what continues to draw her to the shows. Supernatural.
“You can tell deeper stories,” she said.
Wolf Pack, based on the novel series of the same name by Edo Van Belkom, follows two teenagers whose lives are dramatically changed when a California wildfire awakens a werewolf-like supernatural being.
Gellar continued: “It’s about what really frightens us in our minds and expressions.
“So in this (Wolf pack) we’re talking about anxiety, we’re talking about fire, we’re talking about this digital world and what it did, back to the Our worry, we’re talking about finding your pack and feeling lonely, and that happens when you don’t feel like you fit in somewhere.
“And these kinds of shows, are often the best shows to be able to tell those stories. Because honestly, life is really hard. And if I had to turn on a program that talked about anxiety, loneliness, and depression, I wouldn’t. But in this way, you can tell a creative story. Something that attracts you, something that excites you.”
The series, which is released weekly on streaming platform Paramount+, stars Armani Jackson as Everett – a teenager trying to manage her anxiety – and Bella Shepard as Blake, who chose to stay away from technology and the digital world for fear of what it was doing to her. youth.
Rodrigo Santoro, Chloe Rose Robertson and Tyler Lawrence Gray also feature.
Of his co-stars’ characters, Gellar said, “I love their stories and what they represent,” while reflecting on the dynamics on set when working with the young cast.
“I want to create a better environment for them, but we are all equal,” she told PA.
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“Yes, I may have more experience but I also think the opposite at that age, that I am 19 years old but I have been working for 15 years so I have all that experience, and more, of some adults.
“When I was on set, all doing the same job, I just wanted to have that kind of opportunity and equality. That’s how it should feel.
Wolf Pack creator Jeff Davis is also the brains behind the popular supernatural TV series Teen Wolf, from which a spinoff Teen Wolf: The Movie is due later this month.
However, Gellar clarified the two projects are unrelated and added: “It’s so different, that’s always the first thing to say.
“I keep saying they should change the title to The Pack, not Wolf Pack, because it’s so confusing and they’re so different…
“I think Teen Wolf is much more of a comedy, it’s a bit lighter. And while this has its light-hearted moments, that’s not the point of the show.
Episode one of The Wolves is available now on Paramount+, with new episodes coming out every week.
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