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Newsflash (if you've been living at the bottom of the sea with no internet): Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV!
The Buffy star is poised to return in the CW's new suspense drama Ringer, and our E! News cameras caught all the action as she sat down with Entertainment Weekly for the magazine's cover story, out now.
So what does she have to say about her time on Buffy, her return to All My Children (spoiler alert: Find out who she's playing!) and how she's kept her marriage so private? Plus, what's this about the possibility of hubby Freddie Prinze Jr. coming on Ringer?
First, the quote that shocked us the most:
VIDEO: Watch our first E! News segment with Sarah Michelle Gellar right here:
"I don't have a burning desire to accomplish anything," SMG tells EW editor Jess Cagle.
But wait, before you start thinking that TV's best-ever butt-kicking babe has become something of a slacker, please note that this clearly driven working mom is anything but! She's referencing the fact that her time on Buffy feels like the pinnacle of a lifetime achievement—something with which you fellow Buffy fans can wholeheartedly agree, right?
"[Buffy] was so fulfilling for me in every way and everything I do now is the cherry on top," Sarah explains. "I don't feel the pressure to do this, or have to do this or go here because I feel like I've already won." Love.
Sarah also reveals how she managed not to spiral out of control despite all the fame and fandemonium she experienced at such a young age: "I think it's tricky. If you don't have that support system at home to begin with, then it's so easy to believe all the hype. I guess at the end of the day, I know who I am. If I see myself on a magazine cover at the supermarket, I don't even realize that it's me."
As for ABC's All My Children, Sarah reveals, "I'm playing a mental patient," since her original character, Kendall, has been recast. She also finds the cancellation of AMC and other soaps "devastating," adding, "I don't see the shows they're replacing it with lasting 40 years. I don't see that happening."
Despite starring in Scooby Doo with real-life husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah credits their longtime approach with the media for keeping their private lives out of the public eye.
"I think if you're able to walk that line from the beginning you'll find people have to be respectful of it," Sarah explains. "We've never flaunted our relationship."
So any chance Sarah and Freddie will work together again?
"I don't think it's an option now. Because we make it a point that one of us is home with our daughter. I'd love to get him to guest star on [Ringer] for an episode because it would be fun, but we'll see."
As not only the show's two leading ladies (she plays twin sisters), but also a producer, we're guessing Gellar can probably make that guest spot happen if she wants to. Just a hunch.
Check back tomorrow for part two of this Sarah Michelle Gellar interview. And this Wednesday, we'll have extended bonus footage not seen anywhere else.