Much like the twins she plays on TV, she has twin personas: "I’m Sarah Michelle Gellar when I’m at work," she says, "and I’m Sarah Prinze when I’m not." As the crew sets up the next shot, Sarah talks about her healthy food obsession, why she naps during lunch, and the "weekends off" rule she credits for keeping her happy.
Q: How do you think growing up in New York City affected who you are today?
A: I think, automatically, you look at the world differently if you’refrom a big city. You’re never bored, you don’t stay home, you’re always on your feet. I think it generates type A personalities.
Q: What are your favorite workouts?
A: I like anything outdoors. But I’m just as happy on a treadmill. I love Pilates. I grew up with, and I still have, major scoliosis. Growing up in Manhattan, you had your schoolbag, but we were so trend-conscious, nobody wanted to put a backpack on both shoulders, so almost all the girls I grew up with have it to some degree, because we all were so lopsided. So Pilates not only is a great exercise,but does relieve a lot of discomfort.
Q: How did you keep fit when you were pregnant?
A: Well, I went into labor at the Pilates gym.
Q: You didn’t!
A: And it was funny, too, because I was getting cranky, and I said to my trainer, "I’m just cranky today." She was like, "Maybe it’s because you’re going to give birth!" And I was like, "Nah, not yet." It turned out I was in labor, I didn’t realize.
Q: Have you changed your workout since you started Ringer?
A: Ha, ha, um, if you count walking from Stage 3 to Stage 16! No. If anything, it’s downgraded. And I made sure that my body was strong before we started, because these hours are really difficult.