First things first: Happy birthday, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
When we first heard rumblings of a Cruel Intentions musical, we were a little skeptical. The iconic 90s classic is a cultural touchstone and if the subsequent sequels to the film told us anything, some things are best left untouched.
Plus, it was hard to imagine a melodious way to deliver: “I’m the Marsha fucking Brady of the Upper East Side and sometimes I want to kill myself.”
But our snap-judgment might have been swayed after SMG attended the show over the weekend with her former co-star Sean Patrick Thomas as well as the film’s original director Roger Kumball.
Gellar gave the show her adorable tweet of approval:
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) April 12, 2015
“We were babies when we made the film. I was 20! I celebrated my 21st birthday during filming,” Gellar told People Magazine. “It had to be some form of child abuse doing the things I did in that movie.”
“Sometimes I’ll be flipping channels, and it’ll be on. But then I think, ’My God, there has to be something better to do with my time then watching myself.’ So if it’s a scene with someone else, I’ll watch it. But if it’s me, I have to turn it off.”