She’s the star of a hot new show and now Sarah Michelle Gellar is featured as the cover girl for the December issue of Self magazine.
Showing off her confidence, ‘The Ringer‘ actress talks about her new life priorities, having a felxible work schedule and not having a healthy balance about her weight.
Check out the highlights from Sarah’s interview below…
Having a healthy balance with her weight:
“You can’t live your life by the scale. We don’t even have one in our house. I’ve never believed in them, because your weight fluctuates. It’s more about how my clothing fits than a number. Besides, if you deny yourself everything because you’re so focused on the mirror or the scale, then when do you get to enjoy life?”
On living her life less seriously:
“I’ve learned that you’ve got to take life a little less seriously. All my priorities have changed. I give myself permission to enjoy my job, but not let it take over. I was 18 years old when I started Buffy, and work was my everything. Back then, no actor had worse hours than I did. Now I don’t work on weekends anymore. Everybody knows you can’t sway me on that point, so nobody even tries. Plus, my perspective on work has changed: Work doesn’t define who I am. I love what I do, but I don’t feel a burning pressure anymore. And because I’m working for fun, I get to enjoy it. I’d watch Ringer if I wasn’t on it! Of course, it’s not as much fun when you know what’s going to happen. It takes some of the excitement away.”
On having a flexible work schedule:
“I still work out, but not five days a week. I do pilates, I run on the treadmill, I walk to the soundstage rather than taking the cart. I wish I could say I was in the best shape of my life right now, but I don’t put the same pressure on myself that I used to. So I don’t rock a bikini on Wilshire Boulevard—but I don’t know many people who do! I don’t think people turn away in horror when I walk by. I figure I’m doing something right. I do whatever I can whenever I can, but if I’m tired, it’s OK to just be tired. You know what’s really annoying, though? How much better I feel when I do wake up early enough to work out!”