After taking a break to focus on motherhood, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to the small screen this fall, starring in the new CW series Ringer.
Now a working mom, Sarah – who admits to taking on-set catnaps to balance the early morning wake-ups with her almost 2-year-old daughter Charlotte – says that she didn’t realize just how tough it would be to juggle career and kids.
“I was trying to be supportive of everyone else, and I thought I was doing a good job,” she tells the LA Times, recalling “mommy groups” she attended while off with Charlotte. “And then I went back to work and realized how hard it was! I literally wrote them all apologies saying, ‘Oh, my God, I didn’t realize!'”
Though she’s happy to be back to work on a new series, the 34-year-old actress is very clear that her “family always comes first.”
“I don’t want to feel like a failure to my daughter. She’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Buffy — pretty great and all, but Charlotte’s way better.”