An image with Sara Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon

What have the cast been up to?

Who could forget Cruel Intentions? The classic 1990s movie was laced with deceit, lust and love.

It also introduced us to famous faces like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, among others.

Don't miss this epic movie on Friday 26 February at 20:00 on SONY.

It’s been over 10 years since the movie was released and we thought we'd catch up with some of the cast members.

Cruel Intentions

Sarah Michelle Gellar 
She plays Kathryn Merteuil who lures her step brother (Sebastian) into a wager that backfires on her in the end.

Sarah had a successful acting career as Buffy Summers in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also stars in movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scooby Doo, Happily Never After and The Crazy Ones.

She married her Scooby Doo co-star Freddie Prinze Jr in 2002 and they have two children together. Nowadays, Sarah is more into food crafting. She’s the co-founder of Foodstirs, which specialises in food crafting kits like baking sets. 


Ryan Phillippe 
He takes the role of heartthrob Sebastian, a womaniser who falls in love.

Since the movie, Ryan has landed roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Bang-Bang Club, The Lincoln Lawyer and Secrets and Lies, among others. 

He also acts in the Shooter series, taking on the role that Mark Wahlberg portrayed in the 2007 film of the same name.

Ryan married Cruel Intentions co-star Reese Witherspoon in 1999 and the couple had two children together before calling it quits in 2007. The actor is now engaged to Paulina Slagter.


Reese Witherspoon 
She is the virtuous Annette Hargrove, the daughter of the school's new headmaster. She also falls for Sebastian.

One of Reese's breakout roles was as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. She also stars in Sweet Home Alabama and has received awards for her role in Walk the Line.

In recent times, Reese landed a law enforcement role in Hot Pursuit with Sofia Vergara and launched a fashion, accessories and home decor brand, Draper James, in 2015. After her marriage to Ryan Phillipe ended, Reese found love again and remarried Jim Toth in 2011. They have a son together.

Cruel Intentions


Selma Blair 
She stars as Cecile, Mrs Caldwell's daughter. This was one of her breakthrough roles and who could forget the kiss between Cecile and Kathryn? Since then, Selma has appeared on movies like Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Feast of Love and Hellboy.

She has starred in Anger Management and, more recently, took on the role of Kris Jenner in FOX’s American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson (Saturday on 5 March from 19:20 on FOX). She married Ahmet Zappa in 2004 but they divorced two years later. In 2008, she dated fashion designer Jason Bleick and the couple had a son, Arthur Saint Bleick, in 2011. They separated in 2012.


Joshua Jackson
Has a small role as Sebastian’s friend, Blaine Tuttle. His more memorable role was as Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek. He also appears in several movies like Shutter, The Skulls and One Week. He has also starred in Fringe and more recently The Affair (Mondays at 21:30 on M-Net City). Joshua has been in a relationship with German actress Diane Kruger since 2006. 


Sean Patrick Thomas
He is Cecile's music teacher, Ronald Clifford, who is in love with Cecile. You've also seen him in Save the Last Dance (Tuesday 1 March at 17:10 on M-Net Movies Romance) with Julia Stiles. He's also been in The District, Ringer and The Barbershop. He married actress Aonika Laurent in 2006 and they have two kids together.

There are rurmours of a modernised version of Cruel Intentions which will follow Kathryn Merteuil (played by Sarah Michelle) as she tries to take control of Valmont International and Sebastian Valmont's son, Bash Casey (to be played by Taylor John Smith).

Remember to tune into the classic Cruel Interntions on Friday 26 February at 20:00 on SONY.