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Sarah Michelle Gellar Won't Let Daughter Charlotte, 13, Act Until She Finishes High School

Sarah Michelle Gellar will not allow her daughter to appear on camera until she is 18 and no longer living with her parents.

The 45-year-old actress – who has Charlotte, 13, and Rocky, 10, with husband Freddie Prinze Jr, 46 – revealed the acting rules she set for her eldest son in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Does this scare the shit out of me? Well, we have rules in place. She can’t be in front of a camera until she finishes high school,’ Sarah – who recently called the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer ‘toxic’ – shared.

Rules!  Sarah Michelle Gellar has revealed that she won't allow her daughter Charlotte, 13, to appear on camera until she's 18 and has finished high school;  Photographed with Charlotte in September 2022

Rules! Sarah Michelle Gellar has revealed that she won’t allow her daughter Charlotte, 13, to appear on camera until she’s 18 and has finished high school; Photographed with Charlotte in September 2022

The actress continued, ‘She told me, ‘This is unfair. You were a child actor’. Yes I was. But I wasn’t the child of two famous parents.

Gellar began appearing on TV in his mid-teens before achieving global fame in the title role of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in his 20s.

However, the Scooby Doo star clarified that she would “never stop” Charlotte from following in her footsteps, but insisted that wouldn’t happen while she was still “living under her roof”.

‘I will never stop her from being on a set. But she just won’t appear on camera as long as she’s living under our roof. There will be different expectations for her, so she needs to learn everything first.’

Famous parents: 'She tells me,

Famous Parents: ‘She told me, ‘That’s unfair. You were a child actor’. Yes I was. But I wasn’t the daughter of two famous parents,’ said Sarah, 45 – who shares Charlotte and son Rocky, 10, with husband Freddie Prinze Jr –

What’s more, Sarah previously explained that she won’t allow Charlotte to use social media until she’s older and can ‘understand’ the nature of having an online platform.

She said: ‘My son doesn’t mind. This is not his world. It’s definitely something my daughter and I have discussed. It’s an ever-evolving conversation.

“Obviously, there will come a time when I can’t say no anymore because I will keep you out of the way your generation communicates. But I also have to wait until she gets to a point where she understands the permanence of what you put out there.

Not under my roof: 'I will never stop her from being on a set.  But she just won't be on camera as long as she's living under our roof,

Not under my roof: ‘I will never stop her from being on a set. But she’s just not going to be on camera as long as she’s living under our roof,” she explained.

Child star: Gellar began appearing on TV in her mid-teens before achieving global fame in the title role of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at age 20;  Pictured in a 1997 still

Child star: Gellar began appearing on TV in her mid-teens before achieving global fame in the title role of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at age 20; Pictured in a 1997 still

The Cruel Intentions star previously compared holding a position to allowing her kids to get face tattoos, and added: “Our rules are probably stricter than most.”

“Our kids don’t have social media,” the star explained. ‘They can look sometimes when it’s our phones. Sometimes our kids say “you guys are the strictest family!” But I say, ‘yeah, but everybody still wants to come here!’

Gellar also likened allowing her children to post online to getting a Paw Patrol tattoo on her face in an interview with Yahoo Life’s So Mini Ways.

‘Because at that age, there’s nothing better than PAW Patrol. And now you’re 10 and [13], and you still have these tattoos on your face and you’re not even who you are anymore. This is a very difficult concept for children to grasp.

Strict parents: Sarah previously explained that she won't allow Charlotte to use social media until she is older and can

Strict parents: Sarah previously explained that she won’t allow Charlotte to use social media until she is older and can ‘understand’ the nature of having an online platform

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star explained that an environment with limitations promotes better conditions for children to thrive.

‘I believe children need to know what their limitations are, and they really thrive in that environment.’

‘We’re not mean, we’re not unnecessarily strict, but we have rules. And just as I abide by my code of rules, I expect the same from our children,” he added.

Gellar has certainly been protective of his children over the years, and for many years he has not shown his children’s faces on social media. Last year, she appeared on the red carpet at a special screening of the upcoming Netflix movie Do Revenge – where she made a surprise appearance – and made the rare move of posing with daughter Charlotte at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, where the reception was held.

Protective: Sarah and Freddie - who were married in 2002 - have been protective of their children over the years and very rarely show their children's faces on social media;  In the photo 2007

Protective: Sarah and Freddie – who were married in 2002 – have been protective of their children over the years and very rarely show their children’s faces on social media; In the photo 2007

The toddler was seen kissing the famous mother on the cheek during the event.

Sarah and Freddie Prinze Jr. met while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer, released in 1997.

They started dating in 2000 and got engaged a year later. They got married in a ceremony in 2002 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The famous duo celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year, with Sarah posting a black and white photo of their wedding.

Going strong: The famous duo celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year, with Sarah posting a black and white photo of their wedding

Going strong: The famous duo celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year, with Sarah posting a black and white photo of their wedding

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