Sarah Michelle Gellar Strikes a Pose
by Daniel R. Coleridge
Sarah Michelle Gellar and
fiancé Freddie Prinze Jr.
already share a home —
do the lovebirds really
want to be together at
work too? Surely no
couple is that cozy. "It
depends on the project,"
admits Gellar, who plays
Daphne to his Fred in
"There was no concern [Scooby] was ever going to cross
over into our real life," she laughs. "It wasn't heavy and dramatic, like we're taking it
home. Freddie and I were obviously quite familiar with each other, and I've known
Matthew Lillard" — who plays Shaggy — "for eight years. So it was nice not having
to say, 'Hi, I'm Sarah' on the first day."
That freed up Gellar to deal with Daphne's "physicality" issues. "I studied the way
Daphne always posed [in the cartoon]," she says. "Her body's constantly at an
angle. I'm telling you, Daphne must have some chiropractor because, seriously, it
"I would be standing in my Buffy trailer running these Scooby lines with James
Marsters, who plays Spike," Gellar recalls. "At the same time, I'd try to adjust my
body and make [the posing] natural. Daphne poses and it just doesn't stop!"
Gracious as she is, there's one Daphne-related query you don't want to ask Gellar:
"What would I do for a Scooby snack?" she sasses. "That's dog food. Let me tell
you how nasty that is. I won't do anything for those! On the set, they were this nasty
concoction that looked good on camera — but by the third or fourth take, we're like,
'Someone get a spit bucket, please!' They're not going to be able to market those
things with the nasty things I've said!