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.
Two weeks later, she auditioned for a part in the television film An Invasion of Privacy, with Valerie Harper, Carol Kane and Jeff Daniels.
At the audition, Gellar read both her own lines and those of Harper, impressing the directors enough to cast her in the role.
Gellar went on to appear in numerous television series and commercials.