Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer
star, Sarah Michelle Gellar
, was quoted last week in the British newspaper, The Sun
, that growing up as a child star on ABC's All My Children
kept her on track. Gellar, who starred on the daytime soap from 1993 to 1995, said that growing up on the AMC
set protected her from the excesses that have led the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears into headline-grabbing notoriety.
The 30-year-old actress, who won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series for her role on All My Children
, said that working as a young actress taught her how to be disciplined.
"You don't party when you're on a TV show," Gellar said. "You go to bed for ten hours and learn your lines. I never smoked and I didn't drink alcohol until I was 21."
Of the latest crop of Hollywood bad girls, Gellar told The Sun
, "I don't understand the need to give in to excess and lead your life in public. It doesn't make sense to me. I look at all these kids getting fame and attention now and they're just not equipped to deal with success at such a young age."
On All My Children
, Gellar played Kendall Hart Lang, the long-lost daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci
). Gellar left All My Children
in 1995, amidst rumors of a discordant working relationship with Lucci. Two years later in 1997, Gellar landed the role that she is perhaps best known for: the perky, teenage cheerleader-turned-demon-killer on the critically acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. She has also appeared on the big screen in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer
, where she met Freddie Prinze, Jr. The two were married in Mexico in 2002.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: The Sun
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