Sarah Michelle Gellar Returning to 'All My Children'

More than 15 years after leaving AMC behind, the actress will guest-star on the soap before it goes off the air in September

Has James Franco started a trend? More than 15 years after leaving soaps behind, Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning for a guest spot on All My Children.

Before Gellar, 34, was stabbing blood-suckers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she was known to soap opera fans as Kendall Hart from All My Children. Kendall was introduced in 1993 as the long-lost daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). A funeral-crashing, stepfather-seducing, wedding-sabotaging nightmare, Kendall was extremely popular with audiences -- even scoring Gellar a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1994, and a win in 1995. Gellar left the show in 1995, debuted as Buffy in 1997... and the rest is history!

Now that the long-running series is in its final year, Gellar tells Entertainment Weekly that she's returning to All My Children to say a fond farewell. But she won't appear as Kendall -- seeing as the character has been played by Alicia Minshew since being re-introduced (in a less villainous incarnation) in 2002. The details of Gellar's episode have not yet been announced.

Meanwhile, All My Children and Buffy fans alike can look forward to Ringer, starring Gellar as a woman who poses as her dead twin sister after witnessing a murder. The twisty, exciting-looking trailer premiered at Comic-Con -- watch below! The show debuts on The CW on September 13.

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