Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar will be playing a new baddie in Star Wars Rebels

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s mysterious Star Wars Rebels role has been revealed, and she ain’t no princess.

When news came out that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star would be voicing a character on the Disney XD series, people really got excited and assumed she would be playing Princess Leia (rumors were even fueled by Gellar, who posted a pic of herself as Leia, buns and all, on her Instagram). But not so!

Gellar has revealed to BuzzFeed that she’ll actually be playing one of the new big bad villains of the second season of Star Wars Rebels. She’ll play an Inquisitor called the “Seventh Sister.”

Described as a cunning and crafty villain who’s brought in by the Empire to track down the Rebels, Gellar will share some on-screen time with hubby Freddy Prinze Jr., who voices the Jedi leader of the Rebels, Kanan Jarrus. 

As for the creation of her character, the actress said that she didn’t get to see the design before she went into the recording booth and that some of her mannerisms and hand movements were added later to the animation.

“They would record my mannerisms — sometimes when I would get into character I would do certain things with my hands, and then a couple weeks later I would see that in the drawing. They sort of reflect and mirror each other."

Check out the video below to get a look at Sarah Michelle Gellar's new Star Wars Rebels character.

Are you guys excited about the Buffy actress's villainous role, or are you disappointed she's not playing Princess Leia?

Star Wars Rebels returns on Oct. 14.

(via Buzz Feed)

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