Sarah Michelle Gellar says Robin Williams’s loss of life led to her take an performing break.
The actress, who performed Williams’s TV daughter in The Loopy Ones from 2013 to 2014, spoke to Individuals journal about her Hollywood sabbatical on the heels of Williams’s 2014 loss of life by suicide.
“I have been working my total life,” the actress from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and All My Kids alum defined. “Once I had children — and it was proper after Robin handed away — there was simply a lot occurring in my life and I simply stated, ‘I must take a break.'”
The Loopy Ones, with its star-studded forged beneath the helm of David E. Kelley, was anticipated to be an enormous hit for CBS. There was no scarcity of buzz across the present, together with over Williams’s Mork & Mindy reunion with Pam Dawber, however community pulled the plug after its first season. Three months later, on Aug. 11, 2014, Williams died at age 63. It was later decided he had undiagnosed Lewy physique dementia, a progressive dementia that results in a decline in pondering, reasoning and impartial operate.
Gellar stated the loss of life of Williams — who on the time she referred to as “the daddy I had all the time dreamed of getting” and “Uncle Robin” to her youngsters, Charlotte, now 12, and Rocky, 9 — led her to hit pause on her performing profession to deal with household.
“I have to be right here for these early childhood of my children’ life,” stated Gellar, who has been married to Freddie Prinze Jr. since 2002. “I wanted that break to be the father or mother that I wished to be.”
She’s just lately joined the forged of recent Paramount+ drama sequence, Wolf Pack. She performs arson investigator Kristin Ramsey and government produces the present, which movies in Atlanta. It’s going to premiere in late 2022.
“I began to actually miss it,” Gellar stated of performing. “However it’s additionally discovering the precise alternative, one thing that speaks to you that additionally speaks to your viewers.”
Williams was a father of three, and the trio— Zak, 39; Zelda, 33; and Cody, 30 — work to maintain his legacy alive, together with discussing psychological well being.
When you or somebody you already know are experiencing suicidal ideas, name 911, or name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or textual content HOME to the Disaster Textual content Line at 741741.