Because Gellar was such a hard worker and so much was required from her, she knew that she had to use her power as the series lead to establish boundaries for herself. She wouldn’t allow the top brass to push her around, and it earned her a bit of a reputation on set. But it wasn’t just herself she was sticking up for, said her co-star Seth Green, who plays Oz.
“That show was just hard,” he confessed to The Hollywood Reporter. “We were working crazy hours, and a lot of things that got pushed weren’t necessarily safe or under the best conditions. Sarah was always the first one to say, ‘We agreed this was a 13-hour day and it’s hour 15 — we’ve got to wrap,’ or, ‘Hey, this shot doesn’t seem safe,’ when nobody else would stick up for the cast and crew. I saw her get called a b****, a diva, all these things that she’s not — just because she was taking the mantle of saying and doing the right thing.”
The “Wolf Pack” actress didn’t mind what people said about her because she knew that she was giving her all to the job.
“There was a time when I had a reputation of being … difficult,” Sarah Michelle Gellar added in the THR interview. “Anyone that knows me knows it came from the fact that I always put in 100 percent. I never understood people who don’t. I’ve mellowed a bit in [my expectations of others] — I think because I got burned out.” So when Hannigan was asked if Gellar hated doing the show, she had to clarify that her co-star was far from difficult to work with.
“She was super professional, it’s just — as she stated at the end of the show, she was done after the contract was up and everything,” Hannigan explained on HuffPost Live.