The Scream 2 actress stars in Olay's Super Bowl commercial this year

By Helen Murphy
January 31, 2019 02:53 PM
Credit: Olay/YouTube

Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to her scream queen days!

The actress, 41, stars in Olay’s Super Bowl LIII commercial, a horror movie spoof titled “Killer Skin” that finds Gellar hiding in her home from a masked killer.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, 41, has had a long career acting in horror movies, including beloved hits like The Grudge, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2.

As Gellar runs from the masked man, she struggles to open the Face ID on her phone to call for help. “It won’t recognize my face,” she says to her character’s boyfriend. “I’ve been using Olay! It has totally transformed my skin. 28 days ago, I Iooked like that,” pointing to an unattractive photo of herself.

“That’s bananas!” the boyfriend responds.

The killer then enters the room and tells Gellar in an unlikely twist, “Your skin is glowing. You could be a movie star.”

“I thought the concept was really fun and just such a great twist,” Gellar told Adweek about the commercial. “All you ever want to do in your life as an actor is have these moments that people remember. When I read this, I thought, ‘Oh, my god, this is going to be the kind of commercial that people remember and talk about the next day.'”

RELATED: Christina Applegate to Make Her Super Bowl Debut As a Frustrated Mom in New M&M’s AdGellar also posted some behind the scenes shots of filming the commercial to her Instagram Stories, showing her co-stars and body double lounging around and eating popcorn in between takes.

Credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Instagram
Credit: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Instagram

The Los Angeles Rams of the NFC and AFC champions New England Patriots will go head-to-head at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, for Super Bowl LIII.Olay’s commercial will air during the 53rd Super Bowl, which begins Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.