In an interview to Buzzfeed, Sarah talks about her role in Star Wars Rebel:
It was the hottest ticket in town Sunday afternoon, both literally and figuratively, as a sold-out crowd of 2,000 descended on the Santa Monica Pier to raise funds for the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The 16th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier raised a record-breaking $1 million for the charity.
Celebs such as Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Sarah Michelle Gellar, along with their children, were on hand to raise awareness of the work being done at UCLA.
After riding the Ferris wheel with her two moppets, Gellar talked about the amazing work she’s seen first hand at the hospital specifically when she had to rush a friend’s child to the hospital two year ago. It was Dr. Sherin Devaskar who impressed Gellar most with the level of care being offered to patients as well as to their siblings who are often forgotten about. “We need to make sure people like her (Devaskar) can continue to do their work,” Gellar said.
Gellar emphasized that it is important for her children to learn that everyone isn’t as fortunate as them. “If someone were to ask me what is the most important thing about raising children, I would tell them compassion. Because that is how we make changes in our world,” she said.
David Silverman, animator and producer of “The Simpsons,” was also on hand accepting the Dr. of Joy award. “I’m very happy to tell my parents that I’m finally a doctor — be it an honorary one,” he joked. But then talked more seriously about his desire to get involved with helping children and since UCLA is his alma mater he decided the children’s hospital there was a good fit.
Others in attendance dining on Wolfgang Puck fare and hanging out in the L.A. Dodgers sponsored VIP tent included Forrest Wheeler (“Fresh Off the Boat”) and “Girl Meets World” thesps August Maturo, Corey Fogelmanis and Peyton Meyer.
Executive producer Dave Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar will join a voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars Rebels” unfolds between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. In its second season, “Star Wars Rebels” will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.
The season finale of “Rebels” aired earlier this week, with Season 2 set to debut later this year though attendees of this year’s “Star Wars Celebration” will get to see the premiere episode at the Anaheim event.
The star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Hollywood films talks about her mission to find Australia’s “spectacle wearer of the year” for Specsavers.
Sarah is the new face of Spectacle. Here are some videos:
Sarah attended the Mattel’s 5th Annual Party On The Pier, here are photos:
- Appearences > 2014 > Mattel’s 5th Annual Party On The Pier – October 5th 2014
Sad news for Sarah, the CBS has cancelled The Crazy Ones =(
I’ll have the season finale caps up soon.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is used to walking the red carpet and fielding reporters’ questions about everything from what she’s wearing to her latest role, but the actress decided it was time to change things up and be the one asking all the questions at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
As part of the Unilever Project Sunlight campaign, Gellar interviewed stars like Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, and Jane Lynch — not about hair, clothes, and jewelry — but about what they’re doing to make the world a better, more sustainable place.
The actress, 36, talked to Parade.com about her vision for a bright future, motherhood, trading quips with Robin Williams on The Crazy Ones, and more.
How was your experience as a red carpet reporter?
“It was such an interesting opportunity. That whole [awards] weekend is such a strange weekend in Los Angeles. I like to think I live in the real world and we have the situation in Ukraine and the awful weather that’s ben happening, and yet all these celebrities are walking down the carpet talking about their nails in the manicure cam, and I think there are a lot of us that have so much more to offer. Cate Blanchett had to talk about her dress and jewelry all weekend, but she was so excited to get to talk to us about living sustainably and providing a better future. She has three children, so she gets it.”
What made you want to get involved with Project Sunlight?
“I love what I do and it’s really fun, but let’s be honest, I’m not curing cancer here as an actress! And if there’s something I can do to better the world we live in than that’s my real purpose. I have two children and my children are going to have children one day hopefully, and we need to protect the world for them and living sustainably is really the only way to do that. We’re all just one person, but when you put us together it’s a pretty incredible group.”
How has motherhood changed you?
“I think you look at the world differently. The one thing I say to people when they’re about to have children is that you go from you being the primary thought in your life to every single second of every day, you’re thinking about these other beings, whether you have one child or six children.”
What are some ways you live sustainably?
“I try to buy locally sustainably food, I’ve always recycled, and one of the first things I did when I moved to Los Angeles was to start a garden so I could grow my own vegetables and eat them. My daughter also has a garden and she grows all her own vegetables. They started show-and-tell at her school and when I asked her what she wanted to bring, she said, ‘I want to bring vegetables from my garden and let all my friends eat them!’”
You also recently wrapped the first season of The Crazy Ones. How has that experience been?
“It was so incredible. I’ve been doing this a long time, but I’ve never had an experience like this. I was able to have my fulltime outside life, separate from what I do, and then come to work and be creative with some of the kindest, nicest, most talented people I’ve ever come across in this business. It’s been such a joy and I pray we can have this conversation after I wrap season 10!”
How do you get through takes with such a funny cast?
“It’s impossible not to laugh. I keep joking that one day we’ll release a crazy DVD of just bloopers. I think it would be hysterical.”
Robin Williams plays your dad on the show. What has it been like working with him?
“I went into it and I’m thinking, ‘Ok, here I am working with Robin Williams, the legend — Juilliard-trained, Oscar winner, one of the top 10n standup comics of all time, but what’s amazing about Robin is that he has no idea that that’s how people see him. He’s just Robin. He’s Uncle Robin to my children and to my husband. He treats everybody on set with the same respect and he goes out of his way to make everybody comfortable. He’s the kindest. There are not enough words to describe the love and adoration that I have for this man.”
You recently snapped a photo with your Buffy the Vampire Slayer costar, David Boreanaz and his Bones costar Emily Deschanel. What’s the story there?
“There’s a connection that David and I will always have and we’ve always remained in touch, but what was so much fun this year was we were working on the same lot, so when I had a break I would walk over and watch them tape a show or try to steal food from Bones catering because they had way better catering than we did. I guess that’s a tenth season kind of thing. And David knows I’m purely motivated by food!”
Pictures from earlier this week where Sarah attended the The Television Academy’s 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala:
- Appearances > 2014 > The Television Academy’s 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala – March 11th, 2014