Sarah Michelle Gellar met her bestie, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, on a rainy Manhattan day at Bergdorf.
In the February issue of Radar, the 30-year-old actress—whose next film, Possession, will be released at the end of February—sets the scene: “One day, a couple friends and I went into Bergdorf just to get out of the rain,” she said, adding: “A man who works there, who I know, he said, ‘Mr. Blahnik is here signing autographs and doing sketches. You have to come meet him. And there was this big line of women, and I thought, This is going to be so embarrassing, he’s going to have absolutely no idea who I am! So I’m waiting for this blank look from him, and he’s like [imitating his Spanish accent], ‘It’s Sarah Michelle! I love the Buffy!’ He was so lovely. He sketched a shoe and signed it, and it actually hangs in my closet.”
Unlike so many other child stars in Hollywood, Ms. Gellar has seemingly managed to remain relatively grounded and healthy. Addressing the issue, she told the magazine: “As a kid, performing was my passion, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my life. I wasn’t a child star; I was a working child actor. So I got more from seeing other actors who had missed their childhoods.”
Not entirely perfect, she also admitted to having rather superficial fantasies. “My dreams are just so on the surface that, literally, there’s nothing to actually read into,” she told the magazine.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Has Superficial Dreams [Just Jared]