She filmed her scenes in-between shots of Buffy and had only recently finished work on I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Gellar then appeared as Daphne Blake in the live action–comedy Scooby-Doo, directed by Raja Gosnell and co-starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard. reuniting after a two-year disbandment to investigate a popular horror resort in a remote island.
As she got the role, Gellar was complimented as having the acting talent and the "forceful personality" needed to go up against Lucci's experience; Kendall was supposed to be like a younger version of Erica.
Gellar moved to Los Angeles following her departure from All My Children, and in 1996, she read the script for Joss Whedon's television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which follows Buffy Summers, a teenager burdened with the responsibility of fighting occult foes and supernatural occurrences.
she recalled in a 2004 interview: "I wasn’t allowed to eat there.
It was tough because, when you’re a little kid, Mc Donald’s is where all your friends have their birthday parties, so I missed out on a lot of apple pies." and also guest starred in various television series, such as Spenser: For Hire and Crossbow.