See Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze As A Classic Fantasy Duo

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. dress as Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Wesley for Halloween!

By Joshua Jones | Published

Freddie Prinze Jr. and his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, recently spent their Halloween dressing up as Westley and Buttercup from the hit 1987 fantasy film The Princess Bride. Sarah, 45, exercised her inner Robin Wright by wearing the actress’ classic clothing from the hit film. The long red gown and gold tie-front belt are easily recognizable to fans of the Oscar-winning classic, which has adored fantasy film lovers for years.

Of course, Freddie Prinze Jr. outdid his Scooby-Doo co-star by rocking Carey Elwes’ simple all-black ninja-like outfit from The Princess Bride. You know, it isn’t easy to see Prinze Jr. underneath the mask. It’s like he’s become the hero we all know and love. (Sarcasm is a writer’s best friend).

In all seriousness, it’s adorable to see Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar enjoying their Halloween together after having been married to one another for so long. While they are no longer the young hip couple who appeared together in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, their romance never ages.

Fans of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar may’ve seen the very clever reference to Princess Bride on the couple’s Instagram pages. Sarah captioned the adorable photo with Westley’s line, “As you wish.” In the film, Westley says that line after Buttercup pushes him down a hill. Prinze Jr. shared the same post via his Instagram and captioned it with “#happpyhalloween.”

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s reference to Princess Bride wasn’t the only Halloween shenanigans they have been up to. On October 25th, Sarah dressed up as Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke’s character from the Netflix movie, Do Revenge. She also participated in a spirit Halloween costume meme by wearing a costume including aspects of her previous films.

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar got engaged on September 1st, 2002, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. They met several years prior while filming 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. In addition to the famed horror film, the couple co-starred in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, Happily N’Ever After and Star Wars Rebels.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. in the Mysterymobile

It’s remarkable how much The Princess Bride still gets referenced today. The fantasy flick was released on September 25, 1987, and received largely positive reviews from critics. While it only managed to gross $30.9 million at the box office, it somehow has gained a massive fanbase over the years and is considered director Rob Reiner’s best work. In 1988, the film won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Now that Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar have dressed up as two characters from the classic film, it’s only a matter of time before both are rumored to be part of a potential remake. There were talks of a remake in 2019 when Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra stated in a biographical article on Norman Lear that “Very famous people” were interested in redoing The Princess Bride. However, fans on social media reacted negatively to the suggestion and even used the famous word in the film, “inconceivable,” when describing the idea.