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July 13 2007

"Im a Porn Star With a Heart of Gold". Sarah Michelle Gellar can hardly wait for the release of "Southland Tales."

Quotes:

"Im 30 now and I need a change and this was just the sort of role I wanted."

I want people to see it because it might just shock people into choosing me for other projects.

"I'm also a porn star with an entrepreneurial spirit. I have my own clothing lines, my own album my own warming gel!"

It's a pity that none of the quotes have anything to do with the story but were given ( for the most part ) for other interviews.
Yeah, it's from the newspaper The Sun, which quite often just makes stories up.
I'm not a big fan of her. I thought she was great in Buffy but I haven't seen anything since that was really strong.
The first part of the supposed comments made by SMG would seem to have been adapted from a ludicrous and completely fabricated story that appeared some time ago (started by the British tabloids) that Gellar wanted to do nudity in films. The second part of the "comments" seems to come from a press conference that took place sometime prior to the screening of an early cut of the film at Cannes in 2006. The Sun and truth are frequently extremely uneasy bedfellows.
There doesn't seem to be anything extraordinary, unusual or unlikely about her saying that she wants the film to come out so people can see her acting range and offer her other roles. While she's made it plain that she's not doing nude scenes, she's made it equally plain that she's happy to portray a porn star. Her description of the part she plays hasn't changed much since Cannes, but it wouldn't.

Plus, she's only been 30 a few months.

So do we have any evidence that the quotes were either made up or stolen?
I will admit to being very cynical when it comes to the British tabloid press, but the simple fact that this comes from The Sun is enough proof for me that it is not necessarily reliable.

In the fabricated story that appeared in July 2005 in which it was claimed she wanted to go topless, this is the "quote" attributed to her:

"I am approaching 30 and I need a change. The sort of roles I would like are not being offered, so this way might just shock people into choosing me."

Note how similar it is to the "comments" quoted by The Sun. The likelihood is they just made the whole thing up to fill a few column inches. It's easier than actually printing some proper fractual news.
Another possibility: She could have said, "I am approaching 30 and I need a change. The sort of roles I would like are not being offered, so this way might just shock people into choosing me," but "this way" might have referred to something other than posing nude--for example, playing a porn star. This would make it an example of an accurate quote taken out of context. I am just speculating.

I've never read the Sun and can't say anything about its relationship with the truth, but if Mods think it's not worth taking seriously at all, then do that thing you do.
Frankly, The Sun lost any credibility with me a very long time ago. I won't buy it (or any tabloid, for that matter) and I don't believe a word that comes out of it. Anyone who pays for that paper on a daily basis and actually regards it as a source of factual information is either very young, very stupid or probably a little of both.

If that sounds harsh, I apologise. I just have a real problem with the fact that these papers are allowed to print whatever made up fiction they want, print it as fact and then not be held responsible. On the few occasions where they are forced to admit their "mistake" a small fine and a printed apology is usually enough for them to walk away, all the time thinking up the next load of fictional facts they can print tomorrow.

To be honest, Sarah should just think herself lucky that they didn't run this story as SLUTTY THE VAMPIRE LAYER: Sarah Michelle Gellar admits to her secret life as a prostitute. Maybe that's for next week.
This is such crap and I knew it would be from the minute I saw that the source was The Sun.

Five Horizons - LOL, Slutty the Vampire Layer would have been an amazing title!
I've never read the Sun and can't say anything about its relationship with the truth, but if Mods think it's not worth taking seriously at all, then do that thing you do.

I don't think this article is particularly offensive and in the past we've linked to other sources that also seem to have used quotes from separate interviews to pad the article (seem to remember some Amber Benson quotes a while back in an article relating to the S8 comics that felt very 'not of this article').

That said, for a feel of what sort of paper 'The Sun' is here's a wiki section on their response to the Hillsborough tragedy, one of the worst disasters in British sporting history. There are still plenty of people in Liverpool that wouldn't piss on its then editor if he was on fire.

Or here's an article on possibly their most famous headline ever "Gotcha" which they published the day after the very controversial sinking of the 'General Belgrano' during the Falklands war (a sinking in which over 300 Argentinian sailors died).

Depressingly, they are now and have long been, the best-selling British daily newspaper.

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