Gellar then appeared as Daphne Blake in the live action–comedy Scooby-Doo, directed by Raja Gosnell and co-starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard. reuniting after a two-year disbandment to investigate a popular horror resort in a remote island.
Scooby-Doo was released on June 14, 2002 in the US, receiving generally negative reviews, During her growing film career, Gellar continued work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she left the show after the seventh season.
At the audition, Gellar read both her own lines and those of Harper, impressing the directors enough to cast her in the role.
she recalled in a 2004 interview: "I wasn’t allowed to eat there.
Gellar moved to Los Angeles following her departure from All My Children, and in 1996, she read the script for Joss Whedon's television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which follows Buffy Summers, a teenager burdened with the responsibility of fighting occult foes and supernatural occurrences.