Sarah Michelle Gellar graced the cover of SELF magazine for their December Issue.
She reveals about her body dysmorphic disorder, her priorities and her secret for a happy marriage.
The actress says she does not like to weigh herself.
She said, “You can’t live your life by the scale. We don’t even have one in the house. I’ve never believed in them, because your weight fluctuates.”
“It’s more about how my clothes fits than a number.”
“Besides if you deny yourself everything because you’re focused on the mirror, or the scale, then when do you get to enjoy life?”
The Ringer star also revealed that she eats cake and works out less than five times a week.
“I still work out, but not five days a week. I do Pilates, I run on the treadmill, I walk to the soundstage rather than taking cart.”
“I wish I could say I was in the best shape of my life right now, but I don’t put the same pressure on myself that I used to. So, I don’t rock a bikini on Wilshire Boulevard..but I don’t know many people who do!”
Sarah Michelle also shared that it’s hard getting watched constantly by a media. Specially of your petite like her.
“If you wear bulky sweater, you’re pregnant or your fat. When your 5 foot 4 like me, any weight gain can look like a lot.”
“People dissect you for two pounds. Than can be incredibly difficult, but I don’t take it as personally anymore.”
Right now her main concerns is not about being sexy but to be more healthy.
“I care only that I’m healthy. Besides, I’m not an actor who is known for her body necessarily.Â I hope I have a few other things going for me.”
The actress added that her priority is her daughter.
“My perspective on work has changed. Work does not define who I am.”
“I love what I do but I don’t feel a burning pressure anymore. And because I’m working for fun, I get to enjoy it!”
When asked about her body dysmorphic disorder, she said, “I’m a female! I totally have a body dysmorphic disorder! I think most women do.”
“Being a parent changes vanity just a little bit. It has to. Your priorities are different.”
Lastly, when asked about the SECRET of her nine-year marriage with Freddie Prinze, she said that it’s communication.
“That’s my secret… it’s not a secret, but it’s how I handle all my good relationships, whether they are male-female or not. If you bottle things up, it explodes on you.”
For more of the interview grab a copy of SELF magazine.