Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams are heading back to TV with CBS’ “The Crazy Ones” this fall, and the former “Buffy” star apparently loved the role so much that she was prepared to take matters into her own hands to get it.
On a recent visit to Fox and Friends, Gellar admitted that she kind of stalked Robin Williams to express her interest in the part. “I happen to have known his best man at his wedding, so I tracked down his best man and said ‘you might want to mention to Robin that I’m a big fan and very interested,’ and that’s sort of what got the ball rolling,” she laughed.
The single-camera comedy series, executive produced by David E. Kelley, centers around Simon (Williams) and Sydney Roberts (Gellar), a dysfunctional father-daughter duo who run an advertising agency. Gellar had a shortlived return to TV with The CW’s “Ringer” in 2011, but this will be Williams’ first lead television role since “Mork and Mindy,” which premiered in 1978.
At CBS’ Upfront presentation to advertisers, Gellar told HuffPost TV that the possibility of working with Williams was what drew her to the show. “I get to be on television with Robin freaking Williams. I mean, hello! I didn’t need anything else. And they pay me too, which is great.”
“Yeah, and the checks will clear because it’s CBS,” Williams hilariously added.
Gellar also admitted that she’d been looking for a comedy role for some time. “Ultimately that is what I wanted to do,” she said on the red carpet. “To me, some of the greatest parts of ‘Buffy’ were the funny moments. You get to a point where it’s like, ‘You know what? I’ve cried a lot. I’m ready to be funny.’”
Find out what the HuffPost TV team thought of “The Crazy Ones” and CBS’ new fall shows here.
“The Crazy Ones” premieres Thursday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
Source: Huff Post Celebrity