Sarah Michelle Gellar returning to 'All My Children' for a cameo
Sarah Michelle Gellar is going back to "All My Children," the soap that launched her television career, to say goodbye to the canceled daytime drama.
Gellar played "AMC's" Kendall Hart Lang, Erica Kane's daughter, from 1993 to 1995 before moving on to her star-making series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." News of the soap's cancellation touched the actress to the point of calling the network and asking for a cameo.
Another actress has stepped into Kendall's shoes, so Gellar won't reprise that role. She confirmed she'll have one day of shooting as a new character, Show Tracker said.
"When I heard that the show was canceled, I didn't understand. It just doesn't make any sense to me. So I called [the casting director] ... and said I wanted to do something," Gellar said Thursday at a Television Critics Assn. panel for her new CW series "Ringer."
Josh Duhamel is another alum returning to Pine Valley for a cameo before the series ends.
At the CW upfronts in May, Gellar told "Extra" that some of her fondest memories as a child were watching soaps with her mom, something she's sad she won't get to do with her little girl Charlotte Grace.
"I think about my daughter -- I remember sick days, crawling into bed with my mom and watching the entire ABC lineup. And honestly it breaks my heart that I'm not going to get to do that," she said in the interview (see it in full, below).
Gellar's return to TV in "Ringer" kicks off Sept. 13 on the CW.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Sarah Michelle Gellar with Nestor Carbonell, left, and Ioan Gruffudd at a TCA panel for the CW's new series "Ringer" in Beverly Hills on Aug. 4. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.