Sarah Michelle Gellar Thought All Sets Were Ruled By ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Sarah Michelle Gellar is recalling how she thought all sets were ruled by toxic masculinity.

During her appearance at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit earlier this week, the 45-year-old actress and producer shared that after working on an “extremely toxic male set” affected her view of overall set behavior, and only recently learning it doesn’t have to be that way.

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“For so long, I was on a set that I think was known for being an extremely toxic male set, and so that was ingrained in my head that that was what all sets were like, and that women were pitted against each other — that if women became friends, then we became too powerful, so you had to keep that down,” she shared on the panel.

Sarah added “now that I’ve had this opportunity to work with so many more women and men that support women as well, I realized how easy an experience it can be, but… unfortunately we’re still in that place where all of those departments a lot of times need to be women for us to have a voice.”

She didn’t name the set that she was alluding to. However, Sarah starred on Buffy The Vampire Slayer from 1997 to 2003, and recently, many stars of the show have spoken out about how the workplace environment was less than ideal.

Next up for Sarah is Wolf Pack. Check out the first look here!

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