Sarah Michelle Gellar Really Is Among 'The Crazy Ones' — She Stalked Robin Williams for a Part!

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Yahoo! TVJuly 17, 2013

Celebrities are used to being tracked down by paparazzi and fans, but not usually by fellow celebs!

That's just what Sarah Michelle Gellar did to get a role on her new CBS comedy, "The Crazy Ones." She admitted on "Fox & Friends" to sort of stalking co-star Robin Williams, who plays her father in the series produced by David E. Kelley.

"I happen to have known his best man at his wedding, so I tracked down his best man and said, 'You might want to mention to Robin that I'm a big fan and very interested,' and that's sort of what got the ball rolling," she revealed.

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In the "The Crazy Ones," Gellar and Williams run an ad agency together, with the daughter trying to rein in her nutty father's eccentricities.

It's a big change for Gellar, best known for kicking butts (and staking hearts) on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Her most recent TV work, the short-lived series "Ringer," was a twisty thriller, but she was ready to break out of the dramatic mold and go for some laughs.

"Ultimately that is what I wanted to do," she told the Huffington Post. "To me, some of the greatest parts of 'Buffy' were the funny moments. You get to a point where it's like, 'You know what? I've cried a lot. I'm ready to be funny.'"

Watch a preview of "The Crazy Ones":