July 21, 2011 4:38pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Comic-Con 2011: 'Ringer's' Sarah Michelle Gellar on CBS Vs. The CW: 'I Get Better Clothing!' (Video)
On Thursday, San Diego Comic-Con attendants were able to celebrate former Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to television this fall on The CW’s Ringer.
“It’s the first time in a very long time in which I was surprised by something,” Gellar, who plays the dual role of twin sisters, says about reading the pilot script during the panel. “And I thought no one is going to put this show on television.”
CBS initially picked up the pilot, but due to scheduling difficulties, it ultimately moved to sister network, The CW. When asked what if anything is different about the series at its new home, Gellar exclaimed, “Yes, I get better clothing!”
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“We all know CBS’ audience,” she continues on a more serious note. “I think we have a little more freedom. We can take more risks.”
Co-executive producer, Pam Veasey, then adds that the only major difference really will be that the show’s soundtrack will include “more youthful hip music.”
While Gellar is a huge draw, the audience was also very happy to welcome her male costars, Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected), and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) with exuberant screams.
“I hope my character gets a back story with all these men,” Gellar, who says she’s only shot one episode so far, says about the men.
Other highlights from Thursday’s panel:
-- Polaha says Gellar has “very soft lips.”
-- Polaha’s first-ever professional script read was with Gellar for a role on Buffy.
-- Gruffud admits he has never heard of The CW before the show landed there… We’re not sure if he was joking.
-- Expect Gellar to shoot guns (which she enjoys) and wield a scale saw (which she says she will never do again).
-- Gellar says that it helps to play the two parts, because “all actresses are crazy.” And while she’ll portray the sisters in past flashbacks, she says, “I will not be playing teenage twins. Even I am not that delusional about myself.”
The CW celebrated the Ringer panel by debuted a special trailer of their new show. Watch the Comic-Con special first look of Ringer: