Sarah Michelle Gellar is going back to Pine Valley.
The star of the upcoming CW drama “Ringer,” confirmed she will return to “All My Children,” the soap she got her start on, before it wraps up its run on ABC this September.
“I can today officially confirm that I will be doing a guest spot on ‘All My Children,’” Sarah Michelle said on the “Ringer” panel at The CW portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Session 2011 in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
The actress, who got her start playing Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) daughter Kendall, back in the 1990s, said returning to Pine Valley was her idea.
“When I heard the show was canceled, I didn’t understand,” Sarah Michelle said. “It doesn’t make sense to me. I called Judy Blye Wilson, who’s the casting director, and has been since I was there and I said, ‘I wanna do something.’”
Sarah Michelle was very clear, however, that she had no plans to jump back into her old role.
“I was very specific. I don’t want to be Kendall, that’s Alicia’s [Minshew] role. I just want to be part of it,” she added.
In fact, Sarah Michelle joked she’s still thinking about how she can return.
“I have no idea what I’m going to be doing. We can take suggestions, but I’m doing one day [on set],” she laughed. “Yeah, I’m excited.”
Sarah Michelle joins Josh Duhamel (Leo), Alexa Havins (Babe) and Justin Bruening (Jamie), who are also making appearances on the soap before it closes its television doors for good this fall.
Coincidentally, Justin is actually going to appear on Sarah Michelle’s show “Ringer.”
“Justin plays someone in Siobhan’s life in Paris, “ producer Pam Veasey told reporters, referring to one of the twins Sarah Michelle plays on the show.
“Ringer” premieres this fall on The CW.