'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Sarah Michelle Gellar lends voice to heroine of Netflix series 'Masters of the Universe'
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Given her list of credits, it’s no surprise to see - or in this case, hear - Sarah Michelle Gellar playing the female heroine in the new animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation from Netflix and Mattel Television. A sequel to the 1980s cult classic series, the series picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man (Chris Wood) and Skeletor (Mark Hamill), Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela (Gellar) to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.
Talking about what she really resonated with her character Teela and her story in Revelation Gellar said, "Anyone who knows me knows that I have a fondness for the chosen one; the girl who doesn't know that she has any power and then finds out that she has all the power. And to me, that's the most important life lesson to learn and to teach as a female, and something that I really try to impart to my daughter; that you can do anything anybody else can do. It's about putting your mind to something and believing in yourself. Teela discovering her power and her truth and really finding her own place is such an important story."
On working with director Kevin Smith Gellar said, "Kevin emailed me about this show, and I’m a huge Kevin Smith fan — I love Clerks, Mallrats, he’s the coolest — but I’d never gotten to work with him before. I read the first couple of scripts for Revelation, and I thought, "This is really good.” I recorded almost all of my work from home because of COVID-19, and I set up a little studio in my husband’s office. We did a lot over Zoom, but Kevin was still so connected to the work and he made it such a special experience. That’s not easy to do."