It is almost two decades since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. starred in a movie on screen together, and the pair have no desire to do so again in the future as they believe it won’t be interesting. As one of Hollywood’s longstanding couples, the pair have appeared in a total of five movies together, including I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, She’s All That, and two Scooby-Doo movies, but since marrying in 2002, the thought of working together in the same movie just does nothing for them.
While they have both worked on Star Wars: Rebels, with Prinze Jr. providing the voice of Jedi knight Kanan Jarrus, while Sarah Michelle Gellar played the Seventh Sister who hunts down his character, it seems that there is very little chance of them going out of their way to star alongside each other in any future projects.
Speaking to US Weekly, Prinze Jr. explained how it was working together on the Scooby-Doo movies as a couple that convinced them there was nothing about working alongside each other that would bring something meaningful to screen in something like a rom-com when audiences are aware they will “go home together” afterward no matter what kind relationship jeopardy plays out in the film. He said:
“We only worked together while we were together, on Scooby-Doo, and otherwise neither one of us, I felt, thought it would be very interesting for us to be in a job together … I don’t think it’s that exciting to watch two people struggle to be together when, you know, they’re going home together at the end of the night.”
While there are many who will note that dozens of other acting couples have managed to appear in films together without having such issues, there are also others who have worked together on movies and hated each other afterward, so perhaps there is an argument for both sides of that particular coin, but it seems that Prinze Jr. is fairly certain of which he is in favor of.
In the interview the actor went on to recall the night the pair moved their relationship to a new level, saying, “We were supposed to have dinner with a friend of ours, and she didn’t make her plane, so we went anyway. We’d had tons of dinners before and for some reason, it felt different that night. Organically, it just transitioned into something else.”
With their two children, Charlotte and Rocky, a marriage that has survived the world of celebrity, and successful separate careers that would make many other Hollywood couples envious, it is no wonder that they are happy to continue their own paths when it comes to films and television. Freddie Prinze Jr. has found himself returning to the Star Wars universe voicing Caleb Dume in The Bad Batch this year, while Sarah Michelle Gellar has been lending her own voice to Teela in Kevin Smith’s revival of Masters of The Universe on Netflix, which is looking increasingly likely to get a second season with the platform.
Ahead of the show’s newly-renewed eighth season, Kim Dickens will return as Madison Clark in the back half of season 7.
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