Sarah Michelle Gellar Recreates ‘Cruel Intentions’ Kiss With Selma Blair While Wearing Face Mask
Hollywood stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair just reunited to recreate their famous kiss from the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions, this time putting a COVID-19 twist on it.
Fox News reported that the two actresses met up on Wednesday for Blair’s 48th birthday. Gellar kicked off the day by posting a throwback photo to the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, where she briefly recreated the kiss with Blair onstage.
“Since I will have to stay six feet away from you today (and wear a mask) this will be as close as I get to giving you a birthday kiss. Happy Birthday @selmablair,” Gellar captioned the image.
Hours later, Gellar took to Instagram again to post a photo of herself wearing a face mask with bedazzled lips on the front of it as Blair kissed her.
“I got my kiss @selmablair,” the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” star wrote alongside the image.
“This was a great birthday. I love your masked kisses,” Blair added in the comments section.
Gellar has been a strong supporter of Blair’s ever since she revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis to the world back in 2018.
“I think she’s tougher than I ever thought,” Gellar told US Weekly in 2019. “I’ve always thought of her as the goofy, silly Selma, but to see her, this other side of her—this serious, this dedicated to her health, to her recovery, to be able to commit to what it takes and to try new things and just to be so brave—is truly inspiring.”
“I don’t think I could ever be what Selma has gone through, what she shared, the strength that she’s given people,” Gellar also said. “I guess you don’t really know until you’re faced in those situations. But I think about her often.”
She went on to say that she specifically looks at the way Blair interacts with her 8 year-old son Arthur.
“There are times when I’m tired and my child wants to play one more round of trains,” she explained. “The last thing I want to do is get on the floor and build another train. I think to myself, ‘What Selma would do to be able to just get on the floor and build trains.’”
“I have to keep that in the back of my mind and remember the strength that she has to get up with Arthur and go swimming at 6:00 in the morning when he wants to,” Gellar added. “When I would tell my children, ‘Go the F back to bed. It’s 6:00 in the morning. I’m not getting up.’ It’s a true inspiration and it’s a learning lesson, and it’s a curve about friendship and being able to ask for help and all of these things that you don’t know that you’re capable of.”