She'll appear in one episode before the show departs ABC on September 23 — but not as Kendall Hart
Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed on Monday that she has signed on to make a guest appearance in an upcoming episode of "All My Children" — only she won't be playing Kendall Hart, the role that won her a Daytime Emmy.
She made the announcement while speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her upcoming CW show "Ringer."
“I can officially confirm that I will be doing a guest spot on 'All My Children,'” Gellar said. “When I heard that the show was canceled I didn’t understand. It just doesn’t make sense to me. So, I called Judy Wilson, who is the casting director and has been since I was there, and I said I wanted to do something.”
She played Kendall Hart on the soap from 1993 to 1995 before going on to bigger fame with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but said she didn't want to reprise the part.
"I was very specific: I don’t want to be Kendall," said Gellar. "That’s Alicia [Minshew]‘s role. But I just wanted to be a part of it. I have no idea what I’m going to do, so we can take suggestions, but I will be doing one day. I’m excited."
ABC canceled "All My Children" earlier this year and has set its final episode for September 23. A flurry of former cast members are returning to the show for guest appearances, including Josh Duhamel and Carol Burnett.
A reporter at the press conference also asked Gellar if she's doing as many stunts on "Ringer" as she used to on "Buffy," but the implication was that they must be harder to do now that she's 34.
“Due to my advanced age, they’re cutting down on them a little bit because they’re worried about osteoporosis," she deadpanned.